The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery pounded on November 23 terrorists’ positions and fortifications in Idlib’s southern countryside.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the strikes targeted the towns of Rakaya Sijneh and the al-Nar hilltop. The UK-based monitoring group said that drones flew over the two areas during the shelling.
SAA soldiers also targeted a fortified position in southern Idlib with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). As a result, at least two radical militants were killed
In the last 24 hours, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its Turkish-backed allies carried out a series of attacks on SAA positions around Greater Idlib. Several Syrian service members were reportedly killed or injured.
The SAA’s strikes appear to be a response to the militants’ attacks, which are fueling tensions in Greater Idlib. These provocations could force the army to launch a new ground operation in the region soon.