UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Syrian army made new field progress south of Idlib, taking control of two villages, and it has become less than half a kilometer from Maarat al-Numan, the largest stronghold of the “Jabhat al-Nusra” in the area.
The official Syrian “SANA” agency reported that units of the Syrian army had cleared the town of Talmens, south of Idlib, to reduce the escalation from the terrorists, and chased their remnants towards Wadi al-Dhaif and the village of Mar Shamashma.
For his part, a military source familiar with RT stated that the Syrian army took control, on Saturday night, of Ma` Shamshammeh in the southern Idlib countryside, pointing out that the government forces became less than 500 meters away from the city of Ma`rat al-Numan.
Earlier on Saturday, SANA said that the Syrian army had cleared several villages and towns in the Idlib area to avoid escalation and had advanced towards Ma`rat al-Numan amid “a collapse in the ranks of the terrorists.”
The agency reported, “SANA”, that the government forces have regained control of the towns and villages of Krisan, Maar Shammarin, Abu Jarif and Techana, after eliminating the “last hotbeds of terrorism” in the southeastern Idlib countryside, where the army made “new progress towards the city of Ma`rat al-Numan,” the largest stronghold of the militants of the organization The Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham, which consists primarily of militants of the “Jabhat al-Nusra” group classified as terrorist at the international level, after “the terrorists incurred losses of personnel and equipment.”
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