The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) killed and captured dozens of radical militants in recent clashes in Idlib’s southern countryside.
Muraselon, a pro-government outlet, said on August 14 that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies lost more than 45 militants during the clashes west of the town of Khan Shaykhun.
A photo released by the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA) also shows two militants, who were captured by the SAA. According to Muraselon, the army captured even more militants in the recent few hours.
SAA troops made significant advance west of Khan Shaykhun, capturing the villages of Kafr Ayn, Tall Aas, Khirbat Murshid and Mantar. The army also repelled a large attack on its positions in the town of Qasabiyeh.
The upcoming few hours may be marked by a new push by the SAA towards Khan Shaykhun, or the remaining militants’ positons east of it.