On February 9, the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA) released a video documenting the battle of Saraqib city, that was captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) earlier this week.
The video shows government troops advancing towards Saraqbi, which is located in southeast Idlib, and later combing its streets. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies were forced to withdraw from the city within a few days.
Dozens of Syrian and Russian airstrikes, which targeted militants’ positions and equipment in the city and its outskirt, were also included in the video report.
The video also documents the militant’s fortifications inside the town, and a training camp set by them in the historical Ebla site.
HTS and its allies, especially Jihadi groups, sustained heavy losses in their futile attempt to hold onto Saraqib city. The intense battle there was a testimony to the SAA’s ever growing offensive capabilities.