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Syrian Army Takes Control of Key Abu Al-Dhohour City in Idlib Province

23 January 2018 8:52

 

The Syrian army continued its advances in the surrounding areas of Abu Al-Dhohour military base in Idlib, and took control of a strategic city there.

The Syrian army troops seized full control of Abu Al-Dhohour city West of Abu al-Dhohour military airport.

Meantime, a battlefield commander also pointed to the Syrian army’s advances in the surrounding areas of Abu Al-Dhohour military base, and said that after restoring full security to the region, the Abu Al-Dhohour military airport will soon be used by the Syrian army for its operations.

In a relevant development earlier on Monday, the Syrian Army troops repelled a heavy offensive of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Southeastern Idlib, killing and wounding a number of militants.

The army men fended off Al-Nusra’s heavy attack in Karatin Kabirah in Southeastern Idlib, killing and wounding a number of them and forcing their remaining pockets to retreat.

The Al-Nusra used a number of suicide attackers in the failed attack.

In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force pounded the movements of the Islamic al-Turkistani Party in the village of Sham al-Hawa and in the village of Abu Omar in Southern Idlib, damaging several military vehicles.

Earlier reports said that the army men captured the villages of Showeiha Abu Issa, Um al-Houteha and Qara’a al-Qazal North of Abu al-Dhohour airbase, killing and wounding a number of terrorists of Al-Nusra Front.

Also, the army units stormed Al-Nusra positions in the Southern direction of the Airbase and captured the village of Samiyeh North of Tal Salmou region.

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