In the evening of December 24, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Turkish-backed militant groups launched a counter-attack in an attempt to retake the town of Jarjnaz in southern Idlib from the Syrian Army and its allies.
Clashes between militants and government forces erupted near Jarjnaz itself and the villages of Ghadfa and Abud Dawha. At least one suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device was used by militants.
Pro-militant sources that “rebels” destroyed several pieces of military equipment belonging to the army and captured an armoured vehicle and a battle tank.
The situation is developing.