RNA - Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that army soldiers and their allies managed to wrest full control over Tal Nar region, the villages of Sheikh Mustafa, al-Naqeer and Arinbeh as well as Kafrsajna town in the southern countryside of the province on Monday following intense battles with members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, Takfiri terrorist group and their affiliates.
Army advances in Idleb Countryside, liberates Tal al-Nar, Sheikh Mustafa, al-Naqir, Kafr Sajnehhttps://t.co/HlSSln4aV3 pic.twitter.com/5sixarYXao
— SANAEnglishOfficial (@SANAEnOfficial) February 24, 2020
The report added that the clashes incurred heavy losses on the terrorists in terms of military equipment and personnel, and destructed hideouts, which the Takfiris used to attack military posts in the area.
Later in the day, Syrian government forces discovered an underground network of tunnels in Kafrsajna, which linkes the town to nearby Amiriya town. Takfiri terrorists would use the tunnels to transfer comrades as well as ammunition.
The developments came only a day after Syrian government forces pounded the positions of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists in a number of areas in the southern countryside of the northwestern city of Ma’arat al-Nu’man, located 33 kilometers south of Idlib.
Syrian army targets with artillery and rocket fire dens of al-Nusra terrorists in Idleb countrysidehttps://t.co/D8xryZpYWs pic.twitter.com/WkK49zU9c4
— SANAEnglishOfficial (@SANAEnOfficial) February 23, 2020
SANA reported that Syrian soldiers monitored the movement of the extremists on the outskirts of Kafr Nabl town in addition to Maarzita and Ftireh villages on Sunday.
The strikes resulted in cutting off the supply routes of the militants, and destruction of their fortified positions.
Also on Sunday, Syrian army units liberated the villages of Sheikh Dames and Hantutin in Ma’arat al-Nu’man district. Terrorists suffered serious losses in terms of personnel and munitions.