On March 27, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) killed five militants and injured four others in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib.
The army targeted the militants with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) as they were moving in a group between the villages of Jawbas and Mjdlya in the southern countryside of Idlib.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the slain militants were all fighting in the ranks of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). The terrorist group is the de facto ruler of Greater Idlib.
A few hours prior to the deadly strike, the HTS-led al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room claimed that an entire group of SAA soldiers was eliminated with an ATGM in the western countryside of Aleppo. Pro-government sources reported no losses.
The al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room, which was established around two years ago, includes al-Qaeda groups as well as Turkish-backed factions.
The HTS-led operations room is behind the repeated violations of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey last year. Ankara countries to turn the blind eye on actions of militants.
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