Tartous mourned the death of Brigadier Muhyiddin Mansour, a senior regime army officer and supervisor of the Jisr al-Shughur operations room. Mansour was killed two days after the killing of Major General Sharaf Ali Salman Qaddaha.
Activists in the city of Dreikish, Tartous, said the town was also mourning the death of Captain Murad Yousef, a battalion commander who was killed in al-Qarmid camp along with First Lieutenant Ammar ad-Daker and a number of his soldiers.
In a similar context, the village of Hayyalin recently mourned Colonel Wajih Mohammed Kanjo, a military adviser in Jisr al-Shughur operations room. Reports say Kanjo shot at civilians during the battle of Jisr al-Shughur until rebels killed him along with other members of his group.
The remaining coastal areas mourned a number of officers and soldiers, including: First Lieutenant Haider Ali Jaafar from Qardaha City, First Lieutenant Suleiman Mahla from Jableh city and First Lieutenant Mohammed Ismail al-Youssef from Al-Zahra neighborhood in Homs, in addition to a large number of soldiers.
Two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Iskenderun militia, led by Ali Kayyali, were also killed. The fighters, Ahmed Mustafa Mkaiys and Mahmoud Asaad Khallouf, were both killed on the outskirts of Jisr al-Shughur.
Field activists in the coastal region claim large protests took place in the villages of the Syrian coast by the relatives of those who died for Assad.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer