On February 6 eve, warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out a series of airstrikes on Idlib’s city center.
According to opposition sources, the airstrikes targeted the district of Sheikh Thulth. Syrian and Russian warplanes also targeted several positions in the vicinity of the city, including the spinning and weaving plant.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is now stationed only 9 km to the south of Idlib city. Earlier today, the army liberated the city of Saraqib, one of the biggest urban centers in the region.
Beside the recent wave of airstrikes, the SAA’s artillery has been pounding militants’ positions around Idlib city since the early morning.
The SAA will likely resume its advance in southern Idlib in the upcoming few hours. The town of Sarmin, which is the last position separating the army from Idlib city, could be the army’s next target.