Pro-Assad militia leader killed by opposition in Latakia countryside
Zakaria Suleiman, chief of Zain al-Abideen group, which is affiliated with Desert Falcons militia, was killed during clashes with opposition fighters in Latakia countryside, according to the pro-Assad Facebook page, Jableh News Network.
The network added that the killed militia leader was from Snobar town in Jableh.
Desert Falcons is a sectarian militia led by Mohammad Jaber. It is one of the strongest pro-regime militias across Syria, as its weapons are provided by Russia.
https://orient-news.net/news_images/16_9/1473604637.jpg'>(Some members from the pro-Assad Desert Falcons militia - photo: pro-Assad Facebook pages)
Earlier today, sectarian pro-Assad militias attacked Kabani and Jabal al-Tuffah in al-Akrad and al-Turkmen Mountains, backed by Russian warplanes which targeted the opposition-held areas with 30 airstrikes and tens of missiles.
Fatth al-Sham operations room declared killing dozens of Assad terrorists and allied sectarian Shiite militias, while the latter were trying to advance on Kabani axis in al-Akrad Mountain.