Turkish forces break siege imposed on military posts in Saraqeb, while regime forces advance further into Sahl Al-Ghab
SOHR sources say that Turkish-backed factions and jihadi groups advanced further in Saraqeb area in the eastern countryside of Idlib. They captured the villages of Tarbanah and Shabour, west and south-west of Saraqeb city, breaking the siege imposed over three recent Turkish military posts in the city’s northern, western and southern parts. Meanwhile, the factions and Turkish forces are attempting to break the siege imposed over the fourth post, east of the city.
Accordingly, the number of areas recovered by the Turkish-backed factions rose to nine: Al-Nayrab, Maarrat Alya, Saan, Afes, Sl-Salihya, Mujayzer, Saraqeb, Tarbanah and Shabour.
Separately, opposition factions and jihadis regained control of Al-Mawzarah area in Jabal Al-Zawiyah just hours after recovering Kansafrah. While regime forces advanced further into Sahl Al-Ghab, west of Hama and captured Tanjarah and Al-Qahera villages approaching from taking control of the entire area of Sahl Al-Ghab.
Regime forces managed to capture the following 58 towns and villages in the past three days: (1) Sheikh Damis, (2) Hantutin, (3) Rakaya, (4) Tal Al-Nar, (5) Kafr Sajna, (6) Sheikh Mustafa, (7) Naqir, (8) Satuh Al-Deir, (9) Arinbeh, (10) Um Sir, (11) Maarrat Al-Sin, (12) Jabbala, (13) Maarrat Mater, (14) Maar Zita, (15) Ba’rabu, (15) Arinbeh, (16) Maarrat Hurmah, (17) Basqala, (18) Hass, (19) Kafr Nubl, (20) Hazarin, (21) Kura, (22) Sahhab, (23) Deir Sunbul, (24) Tremla, (25) Al-Dar Al-Kaberah, (26) Jibbin, (27) Hassanah, (28) Al-Faqi’, (29) Karsa’a, (30) Al-Lubaydah, (31) Ftirah, (32) Malaja, (33) Al-Sahriayh, (34) Fterah, (35) Kafr Mus, (36) Fulayfel, (37) Sfuhen, (38) Kawkabah Al-Qasirah, (39) Kawkaba Al-Tawilah, (40) Um Nir, (41) Al-Sherkah, (42) Arima, (43) Kafr Oweid, (44) Shir Mghar, (45) Maydan Ghazal, (46) Shahrnaz, (47) Hurtah, (48) Al-Dayrunah, (49) Jern, (50) Rasha, (51) Shoulin, (52) Ankawi, (53) Qulaydin, (54) Hawija, (55) Hawwash, (56) Amiqah, (57) Jesr Bayt al-Ras, (58) Tanjarah and Al-Qahera.