Government forces have repelled a counter-attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Shan and its Turkish-backed allies on the town of Jarjnaz in southern Idlib and have resumed their advance on the town of Maarat al-Numan.
The militant counter-attack started on December 24 evening with at least two suicide bombing attacks on positions of the Syrian Army. Despite this, the terrorists were not able to break the Syrian Army defense line.
Pro-militant sources claim that they destroyed at least 5 units of military equipment belonging to the army and killed over 12 soldiers. Even if these reports are confirmed, strategically the situation for the radicals remains bad. Maarat al-Numan is on the brink of being liberated by government forces.
Videos show recent clashes in southern Idlib: