Syrian Forces Halt Sea Infiltration by Armed Group, SANA Says

Syrian forces prevented an armed group from infiltrating from offshore the Mediterranean Sea north of the coastal city of Lattakia, the Syrian Arab News Agency said today, citing an unidentified government official.

Syrian forces clashed with the armed group who were using inflatable boats about 35 kilometers from the Turkish border, the news service said. The clash killed and injured personnel in the military unit, the service said.

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