Regime forces encircle Saraqeb completely, and dozens of opposition fighters are still inside

SOHR activists report that intensive airstrikes continued on Idlib and Aleppo, where regime and Russian jets carried out dozens of raids since after midnight, targeting places in Saraqeb, Binnish, Sarmin and Taftanaz in rural Idlib countryside and other places in western and southern rural Aleppo.

Activists told the Syrian Observatory that regime forces captured the village of Afis north of Saraqeb city, regime forces therefore besieged Saraqeb city from all directions, after having been forced to retreat from Saraqeb yesterday. According to the Observatory sources, dozens of fighters of opposition factions and jihadist groups were besieged in the city of Saraqeb.

The number of areas that have been captured by regime forces, since Friday evening 24th of this month, rose to 92, (Telmans, Ma’ar Shmasha, Dier Sharqi, Dier Gharbi, Ma’arshamarin, Ma’rata, Al-Ghadfa, Marshourin, Al-Za’alana, Al-Dana, Tal Al-Sheikh, Sawami’e, Khirbet Mzayan, Masaran, Bsida and Taqana, Babolin, Kafr Bassin, Ma’arhatat, Hamidia, Dar es Salaam, Salhiya, Kafruma, Ma’rat al-Numan, Wadi Al-Dayif, Hantotin, al-Jarada, Ruwayha, Qahiriya, Ain Halban, Tal al-Dibis, Khan al-Sobul and Ma’ardabsi, Tal Mardikh, Jobas, Hertamia, Qamhana, Abu-Jreif, Tal Khatra, Tal Mastif, Al Kana’yes, Karsian, Hish, Kafrmazda, Jabala, Mouqa, Amoudia, Armanya, Kafrbatikh, Dadikh, Luf, Anqrati, Jobas, Sinan, Zakar, Tarnaba, Al Nayrab, Mardikh, Tal Mardikh, Kaddor and Ruwayha, the abandoned battalion, Al balaysa, Al-wasta, Kuweires, Tal Al-Aghar, Al-Mushirfa, Tawil Al Halib, Al Raqim, Jdaydet Al Khatra, Barissa, Al Hamamat, Tal Al-Sultan, Um Sharshouh, Al-Khashakish, Tal Ibrahim, Jabal al-Taweel, Sheikh Idris, Baja’as, Al Rayyan, Tal al-Rumman, Masa’ada, Ras al-Ain, Shoha, Kafar Amim, Tal Rihan, Islamin, Abu al-Khasha, Tal al-Touqan, Jalass, Sheikh Mansour, Daweira and Afis.)

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