Rebels in the town of Ariha are stepping up efforts to block a main artery to Aleppo, a key route due to its proximity to the Aleppo-Latakia highway that connects Syria's largest city with the Mediterranean coast.
Over the past two weeks, the army has been using the highway to deploy tanks and armoured vehicles from Tartus on the coast, to Aleppo.
If the route is blocked, it would be a major blow to the government force's supply lines.
Al Jazeera's Khadija Magardie has this exclusive report.
Source: Al Jazeera