On August 22, Oleg Blokhin, a journalist of the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA), released two videos showing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops inside the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib.
Muraselon, a pro-government news outlet, also published several photos showing Syrian soldiers inside the key town.
The SAA secured Khan Shaykhun on August 21. A day earlier, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies withdrew all of their militants from the town.
At least 28 militants were killed during clashes with the army east of Khan Shaykhun on August 21 only, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The capture of Khan Shaykhun was a major blow to HTS and its allies. The terrorist groups had rejected all previous ceasefire agreements and even vowed to invade government-held areas.