Military Syrian army back under the control of the city Dzhirdzhanaz in the southeast province of Idlib and now sent to the outpost militants in Maaret al-Numan, located on a strategic highway to Damascus - Aleppo.
It is reported portal Al Masdar. The Syrian army broke through the defensive line of terrorists in al-Taha and Abu Makkah, enemy suffers great losses in manpower. Government troops have lost 50 fighters, yet 70 wounded.
Syrian army offensive operation launched 19 December. For four days the military released 35 settlements, under occupation terrorist groups "Dzhebhat en-Nusra" 11 (banned in Russia) and their allies.
Currently, Syrian troops are moving on the highway Abu Mecca - Maaret al-Numan. Turkish military observation post in the village of Sarman remained in the rear. According to the information portal, Syrian armed forces command has offered illegal formations to surrender without a fight their outpost in Maaret al-Numan, to the civilian population is not endangered. Also called on the militants to retreat to the north of the province in the mountainous area of Jebel az-Zawiya near Turkish border.
note, that is the only Syria Idlib region, which is still in the hands of illegal armed groups. AT 2017 year there was set up a de-escalation zone, where terrorists have moved, refused to give up weapons in Eastern Guta and southern areas of CAP. The Turkish army has established in the territory of the province 12 observation posts.
1 terrorist group, activity is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation Supreme Court decision.