Idlib: Tahrir Al-Sham Sustains Heavy Losses in Failed Attempt to Retake Lost Regions

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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army has dispatched massive military equipment to Southern Idlib as Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) experienced a heavy defeat in failed attempt to regain control of the regions they have already lost to the Syrian Army, sources said.

The battlefield sources in Northern Syria said that Tahrir al-Sham terrorists conducted a fierce attack on the Syrian Army’s military positions in the town of Sakik to East of Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib.

The sources pointed to heavy losses inflicted by the Syrian Army on the terrorists during clashes with them, and said that the Syrian Army destroyed a bomb-laden vehicle of Tahrir al-Sham terrorists which was moving towards the Syrian Army’s military positions in the town of al-Tamaneh and their bomber drone in the town of al-Jisat in Southern Idlib.

They said that the Syrian Army has dispatched massive military equipment comprising tens of vehicles and military equipment as well as reinforcements to Sakik to fortify its positions after warding off the terrorists’ attacks.

In a relevant development earlier on Sunday, the Syrian Army continued its military operations in Northern Syria, and regained full control over the strategic town of al-Hobait in Southern Idlib after advancing from several directions.

The Damascus Army engaged in heavy clashes with Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at, Tahrir al-Sham terrorists in Southern Idlib, and captured al-Tamane’h Farms and the town of Mugar al-Humam near al-Hobait after retaking the town of Sakik.

The Syrian Army troops, backed by artillery and missile units, attacked the terrorists’ military positions in al-Hobait and took full control of the region after fierce clashes with the terrorists.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik News Agency, meantime, reported that at least 60 terrorists, originating from different countries, were killed by the Syrian Army in military operation to liberate al-Hobait.

A military source also announced that the Syrian Army is making advances in the Eastern and Western directions in a move to lay siege on other terrorist groups in the towns of Kafar Zita, al-Latamaneh and Mourek in Northern Hama.

The Syrian Army advances come after it took control of al-Hobait town which is regarded as the gate to Khan Sheikhoun.

He noted that the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units are currently pounding the terrorists’ movements in the town of al-Tamaneh, North of Sakik town.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Syrian Army regained control of a strategic region and the nearby hills in Southern Idlib.

The army forces, backed by artillery and missile fire, engaged in heavy clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists in the town of al-Tamane’ah in the Eastern parts of Khan Sheikhoun on Saturday, taking back control of the strategic town of Sakik and adjacent hills.

Meantime, a field source said that other Syrian army troops also clashed with militants in al-Latamineh and al-Habit in Western Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, adding that the army intends to surround the terrorists in Southern Idlib and facilitate the operations in Idlib and Hama by launching concurrent operations in several fronts, driving wedges to separate the region into several parts and cutting the militants’ supply lines.

He added that the Syrian army has also dispatched a large number of forces and military equipment to Atshan, Abuda Ali and Abu Omar in Eastern Hama and Southern Idlib.

The Syrian army kicked off an offensive to impose full control over the terrorists’ strategic base in the town of al-Hobait in Southern Idlib on Saturday.

The Syrian Army units conducted artillery and missile attacks on terrorists’ military positions in al-Hobait in Southern Idlib, inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the militants.

Meantime, the Syrian Army troops engaged in heavy clashes with the terrorists in Um al-Khalakhil and al-Zarzour region in the Southeastern outskirts of Idlib.

A battlefield source pointed to the Syrian Army’s efforts to liberate al-Hobait town in Southern Idlib, and said once the Syrian army completes control over this region which is the gate to Idlib, it will be able to take control of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib and the international Damascus-Aleppo road.

He also referred to the Syrian Army plan to lay siege to the remaining areas controlled by terrorists in Northern Hama, and said that the Syrian army troops will manage to take full control of Sahl al-Ghab region in Northwestern Hama once they liberate the town of al-Hobait.

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