Regime forces advance further in Sahl Al-Ghab and ten villages separate them from having full control over Hama province, and rebels carry out new offensive far east of Idlib backed by Turkish firepower

The Syrian Observatory has monitored a violent attack carried out by rebels and jihadist groups backed by intensive Turkish artillery fire on the village of Al-Talihia, east of Idlib, at the administrative border with southern Aleppo countryside, where violent clashes with regime forces took place, accompanied by intensive Turkish artillery shelling.

Meanwhile, aerial bombardment by regime aircraft and Russian jets has continued on the frontlines of Saraqeb, Ariha and Sarmin. Regime forces have been able to gain control of Al-Zaqum village in Sahl Al-Ghab northwest of Hama, amid continous offensive to capture the remaining ten villages in Sahl Al-Ghab, and thus taking full control of Hama province.

The number of areas captured by regime forces during the past four days has risen to 59 towns and villages: (1) Jabala, (2) Maar Tamater, (3) Sutuh Al-Deir, (4) Ba’arbo, (5) Arinba, (6) Sheikh Damis, (7) Hantutin, (8) Al-Rakaya, (9) Tal Al-Nar, (10) Kafr Sajneh, (11) Sheikh Mustafa, (12) Al-Naqir, (13) Ma’ar Zeita, (14) Ma’aret Harmeh, (15) Um Al-Sir, (16) Ma’aret Al-Sin, (17) Basqala, (18) Hass, (19) Kafr Nabl, (20) Hazarin, (21) Kora, (22) Sahab, (23) Deir Sanbel, (24) Tarmala, (25) Al-Dar Al-Kabirah, (26) Jabin, (27) Hassana, (28) Al-Faqi’e, (29) Karsa’a, (30) A-Wibda, (31) Al-Sahriyeh, (32) Al-Fatirah, (33) Al-Mlajeh, (34) Fleifel, (35) Sfohin, (36) Kawkaba al-Kasira, (37) Kawkaba al-Taweela, (38) Um Nir, (39) Al-Shirkeh, (40) Al-Arima, (41) Kansafra, (42) Kafr Awied, (43) Sher Maghar, (44) Midan Ghazal, (45) Shahrnaz, (46) Horta, (47) Dirona, (48)Jarin, (49) Rasha, (50) Shulin, (51) Al-Ankawi, (52) Qlydin, (53) Hawija, (54) Al-Hawash, (55) Al-Amiqa, (56) Beit Ras bridge, (57) Tanjara, (58) Al-Qahira and (59) Al-Zaqum.

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