With Turkish ground and air support, rebels and jihadis capture 23 areas in Idlib and Hama in six days
SOHR activists have monitored ongoing aerial bombardment on both Aleppo and Idlib, as regime and Russian jets are executing intensive raids targeting towns and villages in Jabal Al-Zawiya, Sahl Al-Ghab, Binnish, Sarmin, Saraqib and the vicinity of Idlib city.
Meanwhile, a drone was shot down while flying over the eastern countryside of Idlib.
Separately, fierce clashes are still underway in Sahl Al-Ghab in the north-western countryside of Hama, between regime forces and loyalists on one hand, and opposition factions and jihadi groups on the other. The factions achieved further advances during their attacks into areas they lost for the regime forces in the past few days.
Since opposition factions and jihadis launched their attack on February 24, with Turkish ground and air support, they captured the following 23 areas in Idlib and Hama: (1) Al-Nayrab, (2) Maarrat Alya, (3) Saan, (4) Afes, (5) Al-Salihya, (6) Mujayzer, (7) Saraqeb, (8) Tarbanah, (9) Shabour, (10) Dadikh, (11) Kafr Batikh (12) Jubas, (13) Kansafra, (14) Al-Mawzarah, (15) Quqfin, (16) Kafr Oweid, (17) Al-Halloubah, (18) Al-Duqmaq, (19) Al-Zaqum, (20) Qulaydin, (21) Al-Qahera, (22) Al-Ankawi and (23) Al-Manarah.