Syrian Arab Army units carried out concentrated operations targeting the hotbeds and positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the southeastern countryside od Idleb, advancing in a number of towns and villages in Maaret al-Numan area.
SANA’s reporter in the area said after liberating the strategic town of al-Tehh and a number of nearby villages and farms on Sunday, army units advanced on Monday advanced towards the villages of Deir al-Sharqi, Babulin, and Abu Makki and the town of Jarjnaz, one of the biggest terrorist strongholds in the countryside of Maaret al-Numan.
The reporter said army units engaged in violent clashes with terrorists at the southern outskirts of Jarjnaz, inflicting losses upon them, while many terrorists retreated back into the town and hid in locals’ homes, using the civilians as human shields and preventing them from leaving to safe areas.
The heavy losses inflicted upon the terrorists during the past few days on all fronts created a state of disarray and collapse among their ranks, the reporter said, and that the terrorists began exchanging accusations and were forced to retreat northwards.
Source: News Agencies