Countdown Starts for Syrian Army’s Large-Scale Operation against Terrorists in Idlib
The sources said that the army has deployed a large number of forces and a large volume of equipment in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, adding that the ground troops are waiting for the final order to storm the strongholds of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in the Northwestern province of Idlib.
The sources added that the artillery and missile units have launched an unprecedented shelling of the Al-Nusra positions and movements in Northeastern Hama and Southern Idlib to pin down the terrorists behind their positions.
In the meantime, army officers said that their soldiers are standing at the height of preparedness for the start of a large-scale operation against the Al-Nusra in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.
The source further said that the Syrian Air Force has been carrying out a large number of sorties over the Al-Nusra positions in Northern Hama up to Saraqib region in Eastern Idlib.
He added that the army’s Special Forces are now well-prepared for storming the enemy positions from different flanks, decreasing the Al-Nusra’ military movements in the region as much as possible.
Local sources confirmed on Monday that the Al-Nusra Front stormed the towns of Fua’a and Kafraya, violating the de-escalation zone agreement that was put in place months ago.
The sources said that the terrorists attempted to enter the towns after launching their attack from the Binnish region.
The terrorists’ assault at this besieged pocket was repelled after several hours of fighting and a large number of militants were killed.
Fua’a and Kafraya were protected by the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF), Syrian Hezbollah and Lebanese Hezbollah.