Opposition rebels of Kafruma and Jabal Al-Zawiya show fierce resistance in Idlib battles as over 200 airstrikes target the area of “Putin – Erdogan”
Fierce clashes are underway on frontlines in the north-western and western parts of Aleppo to its southern parts, specifically in Al-Rashideen, Al-Mansurah, Al-Sahafiyeen, Jam’eyyat Al-Zahraa, Shuwayhana, Ikthar Al-Bazzar, Khalseh and Khan Tuman.
In connection to this, regime forces captured positions of the factions in Al-Rashideen neighborhood.
Meanwhile, fierce clashes are underway in the outskirts of Kafruma town in rural Idlib, the entrance to Jabal Al-Zawiya from the eastern side. Regime forces are trying to advance into the town amid fierce resistance by the town’s rebels and people.
On the other hand, opposition factions repelled regime soldiers and loyalists preventing them from advancing into Abu Juraif area, south-east of Idlib.
Syrian Observatory activists monitored continuing aerial bombardment on the “de-escalation” zone as Russian jets renewed their bombarded targeting Mardebseh, Khan al-Sobol, and the vicinity of Saraqib in Idlib countryside.
Accordingly, the number of today’s airstrikes by Russian jets, rose to 78 raids targeted both countryside of Idlib and Aleppo.
Also the number of raids carried out by regime jets during this day rose to 82, targeting areas in Jabal al-Zawiya, Khan al-Sobol, Kafruma, and Maarrat al-Nu’man in Idlib countryside and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo.
Meanwhile, regime helicopters dropped 54 barrel bombs on the eastern countryside of Idlib and Kafruma, Binin, and Aleppo countryside.
During this day, the regime forces took control of Hamdiya, Ma’ar Hatat, Salhia, Dar el-Salaam, Babolin, Taqana, Kafr Bassin and Bsida south of Ma’arat. Al-Nu’man. Meanwhile, They are trying to take control of Kafruma. Accordingly, the area from Khan Sheikhoun to the north of Maara Al-Nu’man is under control of regime forces, and the Turkish post in Ma’ar Hatat is besieged like Murek’s in the north of Hama.
Since Friday evening, the regime forces have imposed their control over 22 villages and towns: Telmans, Ma’ar Shmasha, Deir Sharqi, Deir Al-Gharbi, Ma’ar Shmarin, Ma’rata, Al-Ghadfa, Ma’ar Shourin Al-Za’alana, Al-Dana, Tal Sheikh, Sawami’e, Khirbet Mezyan, Masaran, Bsida, Taqana, Babolin, Kafr Bassin, Marhatat, Hamidia, Dar es Salaam and Salhia)
Syrian Observatory activists have documented more casualties in both warring forces since the ground offensive began last Friday evening. 89 jihadis among 112 opposition fighters were killed so far, in addition to the killing of 91 regime soldiers and loyalists.