Late on August 10, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Maghar al-Hamam and Maghar al-Hantah from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and its allies.
Earlier on the same day, government forces liberated the area of Tal Sukayk and advanced on the village of Sukayk, where clashes have been still ongoing.
In a separate development, the SAA and the 4th Armoured Division advanced on the village of Kbani in northern Lattakia. However, they were not able to break militants’ defense there.
The developments of August 10 demonstrate that the SAA is set to develop its military operation against radical militants in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone despite a wide criticism by Western diplomats and mainstream media.
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