The army soldiers engaged in clashes with al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists in the North of Abu al-Dhohour airbase on Thursday, taking back control of al-Tawim farms, al-Waqoud hills, the strategic al-Sultan hill, Tal Kalbeh regions and the village of Abu Khashriyeh in Eastern Idlib.
Meantime, the Syrian air force launched heavy airstrikes against the terrorists’ positions and moves in the areas of clashes, killing a number of terrorists.
A field source also confirmed the Syrian army’s control over more than 15 regions, adding that they have won back areas covering over 65sq/km of land.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian army troops captured more regions near the newly-freed Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern Idlib after heavy fighting with Al-Nusra Front.
The army men stormed the positions of Al-Nusra positions West of Abu al-Dhohour airbase and imposed control over the villages of Albaraqisi, al-Zahbiyeh, al-Salehiyeh, Tawil al-Halib, Tal Khatra, Maqara Mazra’a and al-Sukariyah.
The army soldiers further advanced and won back the Air-defense Unit Base near Abu al-Dhohour airbase West of Tawil al-Halib.
The army units continued to push towards the key town of Saraqib in Eastern Idlib after the recent advances West of Abu al-Dhohour.