115 regime soldiers, rebels and jihadists killed in 24 hours, while regime forces recapture Saraqeb and surrounding villages
SOHR sources say that regime forces, backed by loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian citizens and with Russian airpower, have managed to regain control of Damascus-Aleppo international highway and secure the road.
Regime forces have recaptured the city of Saraqib and the villages of Jubas, Kafr Batikh, Tarnabeh, Dadikh and Shabur, following violent clashes with rebels and jihadist groups backed by Turkish artillery and drones during the past 24 hours.
Syrian Observatory sources say that Turkish drones strikes have decreased significantly. Regime forces tried to regain control of the village of Afis in Saraqeb countryside, advancing in the area with intensive airpower.
The Syrian Observatory has documented huge losses of life during the takeover of Saraqeb city by regime forces and the other areas during the past 24 hours.
75 opposition fighters, including 49 jihadists have been killed by intensive shelling by air and land and during the fierce battles, while 40 members among regime forces and loyalists have been killed, mostly in Turkish strikes. The death toll is expected to rise as there are dozens of wounded on both sides, some are seriously injured.