Three terrorists were killed on November 16 when a series of Russian airstrikes targeted their positions in the town of Maarzita in southern Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
“The number of those who were killed may rise due the presence of many wounded, some of them are in a critical condition, in addition, there is information about other fatalities,” the UK-based monitoring group’s report reads.
Russian and Syrian warplanes also carried out heavy airstrikes on the towns of Tramla, al-Naqeer, Misherfah, Kafr Nabl and Hizareen in the southern Idlib countryside.
Earlier, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled an attack by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its Turkish-backed allies on a key hilltop in southeast Idlib.
According to some pro-government activists, the army is preparing to launch a large-scale ground operation in Greater Idlib very soon.