The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted Syrian Parliament Member Hossein Raqeb as saying that people across Idlib province have called on the army to free their villages and towns from terrorists.
He further said that tens of telephone calls have been received from different parts of the province, declaring supports for the army troops and intention to join the pro-government forces.
Reports said on Tuesday that the army men managed to push back the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) from more positions in Southern Idlib on Monday and deployed only six kilometers away from the town of Abu Dali, the Al-Nusra’s key bastion in region.
The army men stormed the Al-Nusra positions in regions North of the village of al-Mosheirefeh and Tal (hill) al-Khanzir and managed to advance towards the town of Abu Dali in Southern Idlib.
The army men should capture Tal Moqata’a and Dajaj regions to reach Abu Dali, a field source said, adding that the army soldiers are only six kilometers away from Abu Dali after they captured Tel al-Khanzir.