March 26, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – Tensions
have risen once again along the Syrian-Tukrish border as Turkey downs a
Syrian warplane and terrorists backed by Turkish troops storm across
the border and down Syria’s western coast in Latakia province. Turkey’s
renewed vigor appears to be in part a result of pressure placed on
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan by US-backed mobs who have been taking to the streets for months seeking his ouster.
The Syrian Air Force jet was shot down near the Kasab
crossing in Latakia province, where fierce fighting between Syrian
forces and armed insurgents has been going on for three days, Reuters
The statement [of the General Staff of the Turkish
Armed Forces] noted that the jet went down “1,200 meters to the south of
the border on the Syrian territory in Kasab region,” adding that
Turkish border guards “observed its fall.”
The death of Hilal al-Assad will only steel the resolve of Syrians further in their fight against foreign-backed violence.
Latakia Offensive is Part of Larger “Last Gasp” Militant Campaign