Dec 01, 2019 17:41 UTC
  • Syrian forces repel terrorist attack in Idlib

Syrian forces have managed to secure more victories in battles against Takfiri terrorists in the northwestern province of Idlib.

Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that Takfiri terrorists unleashed an attack with a large number of armed men and booby-trapped vehicles on the village of Kfaria on Sunday.

The army launched a counteroffensive, inflicting heavy losses on the enemy.

Terrorists also attempted to enter the village of Ejaz in Maarrat al-Nu'man district of Idlib. But a heavy exchange of gunfire with the Syrian forces led to the retreat of the militants.

On Saturday, Syrian troops successfully foiled an offensive by members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, on the same village.

On August 5, the Syrian army declared in a statement the start of an offensive against militants in Idlib after those positioned in the de-escalation zone failed to honor a ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey and continued to target civilian neighborhoods.

“Even though the Syrian Arab Army declared a ceasefire in the de-escalation zone of Idlib on August 1, armed terrorist groups, backed by Turkey, refused to abide by the ceasefire and launched many attacks on civilians in surrounding areas,” SANA cited a statement released by the General Command of the Armed Forces.