The army forces, supported by artillery fire, attacked the positions of Ajnad al-Qafqaz in the town of al-Khuwain on Wednesday, fully recapturing the region which was a launchpad for the terrorists’ attacks against the army positions.
They continued advance in the same front, liberating Arz al-Zarour and Tal Aqir regions as well as the farms near al-Tamane’ah region in Southeastern Idlib.
Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted a military source as saying that the Syrian air force targeted the terrorists’ supply lines and positions in Southeastern Idlib and on the road towards Aleppo, including al-Tamane’ah, al-Tah Kafar Sajnah, Jarjanaz and Saraqib, destroying 3 arms and ammunition depots, 2 command centers and over 12 armored vehicles and artilleries of militants and killing over 30 terrorists.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Damascus army backed by the Syrian and Russian air forces foiled a massive attack by the terrorist groups from several directions on the government forces’ military positions in Southeastern Idlib, killing tens of terrorists.
The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with a large number of terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), Ajnad al-Qafqaz and Harasuddin who had attacked army’s military positions from Tal Marq, Sham al-Hawa, al-Jadouieh and al-Saloumieh West of the strategic town of Aboudali in the South and to the East of Idlib.
The Arabic-language al-Moraseloun news website quoted a military source as saying that the Syrian Army troops killed over 37 terrorists, including foreign militants, in the battle to push back the terrorists’ attack, and also destroyed five armored and bomb-laden vehicles.
It also noted that the Syrian and Russian air forces are currently pounding the terrorists’ military positions in al-Khovein, Um Jalal and the nearby villages in Southeastern Idlib.
The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper also quoted military experts as saying that the recent terrorist attack on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Southeastern Idlib was conducted at Ankara’s orders and with the aim of influencing the upcoming talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.