On June 8, forces of the Ghurfat Eamaliat wa-Harid al-Mu’minin coalition of al-Qaeda-linked militant groups raided positions of the Syrian Army near the villages of Tanjarah and Fattirah in southern Idlib.
Pro-militant sources claim that so-called ‘moderate rebels’ captured at least one Syrian Army officer, killed ‘many others’ and temporarily seized the aforementioned villages.
In respnose to the attack, the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Forces reportedly carried out a series of airstrikes on militant positions. Units of the Syrian Army regroupped and re-entered the villages, which were captured by militants. Despite this, the situation in the area still remains tense.