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Syria: see LatakiaLatakia
or Lattakia
, city (1995 est. pop. 320,100), capital of Latakia governorate, W Syria, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is Syria's leading port, exporting bitumen, asphalt, cereals, raw cotton, fruit, and the famous Latakia tobacco (cultivated since the 17th cent.).
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, Lattakia
the chief port of Syria, in the northwest: tobacco industry. Pop.: 486 000 (2005 est.)
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On Wednesday, the Syrian Army troops targeted one of the main command bases of Fatah al-Sham Front in Northern Lattakia, killing at least 15 militants.
Director of Tourism Directorate in Lattakia, Hala al-Khayer, said that the festival reflects the beauty and enthusiasm of the Syrian youth who are determined to live despite all circumstances.
On Thursday, the Syrian air force started a new round of attacks on the terrorist groups' supply routes in the Northern parts of Lattakia, inflicting major casualties on the militants.
In turn, al-Yousifi revealed that the WHO will supply Lattakia with 64 chlorine testing devices, 50 of which will be distributed to 50 health centers, 12 for the province' areas, and 2 for the central laboratory at Lattakia National Hospital.
Syrian government forces, who seized back several villages and hilltops bordering the Idlib province in Northeastern territories of Lattakia, took full control over the Idlib-Lattakia highway after several years since the war on terrorism started.
In turn, Madiya hailed the efforts and measures exerted by the Governorate of Lattakia in terms of hosting and providing accommodations to displaced families and ensuring healthy learning environment for their children.
According to the report, the militants affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) lost a large number of their leaders and commanders in Lattakia while other groups stationed in the region are suffering the same situation.
Head of the Public Relations Department at Lattakia Governorate Anas Ghanem said this initiative has been coordinated with the Russian side and is aimed at providing assistance to children in general and those displaced from neighboring areas in particular.
In relevant developments in the province on Thursday, the Syrian army forces fended off several attacks by militants against a number of villages in the Northern parts of Lattakia province, inflicting losses on the terrorists and their commanders.
In turn, Rizk reviewed the projects that the UNDP is working to implement in Lattakia, mainly the project of collecting and transporting solid waste which provides 212 job opportunities, in addition to other future projects.
The English-language al-Masdar news website, meantime, reported that the Syrian Army troops managed to impose full control over three out of five military spots, including Hilltop 121 near Kabani in Northeastern Lattakia.
The head of Criminal Security Branch in Lattakia Hussein Jumaa told SANA that they received information that a quantity of narcotic Hashish will enter Syria to be filled in sweets boxes in Damascus countryside in preparation to be smuggled again out of Syria.