Units of the Russian Special Forces attacked early on September 4 several posts of the Suqour al-Sham Brigades near the town of Ejaz in southern Idlib.
In details, Russian fighters were able to sneak into three positions of the group, killing and injuring many militants who were stationed there.
The Suqour al-Sham Brigades acknowledged that two militants were killed and at least seven others were injured in the attack. The casualties were identified as Yahya Hamid Shehadeh and Abdullah Hassan Zinedine.
Last week, at least sixteen militants of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement were killed in southern Idlib by the Russian Special Forces in a similar operation.
The Suqour al-Sham Brigades and the Ahrar al-Sham Movement are main members of the so-called National Front for Liberation (NFL). The group, which was founded with support from Turkey last year, is now one of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) allies.
The new operation may have been a response to the recent drone attack on the Russian Hmeimim airbase, that was a major violation of the new ceasefire agreement.