Al-Qaeda-affiliated factions and Turkish-backed groups carried out on December 6 three attacks on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops and positions around the Greater Idlib region.
The National Front for Liberation (NFL) announced that it had destroyed a truck of the SAA near the town of Jurin in northwest Hama with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).
Militants of the Turkish-backed group also shelled army positions in al-Katibat Al-Mahjura in southeast Idlib with heavy artillery. The SAA captured the area earlier this week.
Meanwhile, the al-Qaeda-affiliated “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room announced that one of its snipers had killed an officer of the SAA near al-Katibat Al-Mahjura. These claims have not been verified by any independent source, so far.
The SAA responded to these provocations with artillery fire, targeting militants’ positions around Greater Idlib. Several airstrikes were also carried out.
The situation in Greater Idlib continues to deteriorate, with Turkish-backed militants improving their coordination with al-Qaeda factions under the eyes of Turkish observation posts in the region.