The Syrian Army’s advances came after it managed to take control of Jorjnaz and al-Tah towns in Southeastern Idlib after pushing back the Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) from their military positions.
“The Syrian Army is set to impose control over the Hama-Aleppo International Highway and has, hence, advanced toward the highway from the direction of Tahtaya and al-Tah and is now only four kilometers away from the highway,” the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper quoted military exports as saying.
Russia and Turkey agreed in Sochi that Hama-Aleppo Highway should remain open to traffic and transit.
In a relevant development on Monday, the Syrian Army troops continued their advances in Idlib countryside, and liberated two strategic towns after fierce clashes with the terrorists.
The Syrian Army managed to take control of Jorjnaz and al-Tah towns in Southeastern Idlib after pushing back the Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at from their military positions.
The Syrian Army troops took full control of al-Tah region in the Southern countryside of Idlib.
A battlefield source pointed to the importance of al-Tah town as one of the most important bases of Al-Nusra Front in Idlib countryside.
The source told the Arabic-language service of the Russian Sputnik news agency that al-Tah is the first defense line of Al-Nusra terrorists in Ma’arat al-No’eman and is located adjacent to Jorjnaz.
The Syrian Army kicked off its fresh military operations in Southern and Southeastern Idlib province on December 19 and it is engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra Front in Idlib province.