On February 1, Rusvesna, a Russian media outlet, released several photos revealing some of the losses al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies sustained during the battle of Ma`arat al-Nu`man.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) emerged from the battle, which took place last week, victories. The army imposed control of Ma`arat al-Nu`man city and its vicinity within a few days.
Rusvesna’s photos show a T-72 battle tank, a BMP-1 infinity fighting vehicle (IFV), an AMB-S armored ambulance, a truck-mounted 57mm cannon and an up-armored pick-up truck which were destroyed by the SAA during the battle.
Beside their heavy losses in equipment, HTS and its allies lost more than 150 militants while attempting to defend their positions in Ma`arat al-Nu`man, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The liberation of Ma`arat al-Nu`man was a major blow to HTS and its allies. The Syrian military is currently advancing towards another large city in southeast Idlib, Saraqib.
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