New photos have revealed heavy losses that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies suffered from during their recent failed attack in southeastern Idlib.
The photos, which were released by Syrian journalist Abd al-Ghani Jarukh on August 27, show an armoured personnel carrier built on the basis of a T-55 battle tank and an up-armored BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), which were destroyed by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) during the failed attack.
A coalition of HTS, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Wa Harid al-Muminin operations room and the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) launched an attack in southeastern Idlib in morning of August 27 with the declared aim of reaching a Russian position near the town of Abu Dail.
However, the attack was repelled within a few hours. Pro-government sources said that at least 37 militants were killed.
The failed attack reveals that the militants are not only still committed to their aggressive policies, but are even planning to further escalate the situation around Greater Idlib by attempting to target Russian troops.