The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored a major victory by liberating one of the biggest urban centers in the southeastern Idlib countryside.
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the army captured the town of al-Tah in the afternoon of December 22. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies withdrew from the town without any resistance.
Earlier, the SAA imposed fire control over al-Tah after capturing the nearby town of Muaysirunah and several positions north and east of the town’s center.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that 106 militants have been killed since the beginning of the SAA operation in southeast Idlib earlier this week. The vast majority of the slain militants were fighting in the ranks of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other Jihadi groups.
The liberation of al-Tah is a major blow to HTS and it allies, which lost more than 20 towns in southeast Idlib over the last 48 hours.