The defense of Turkish-backed forces in western Aleppo collapsed even furrher. During the past few days Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and other ‘moderate groups’ lost to the Syrian Army over 180km2, and it seems that they are not going to stop on this.
On February 17, units of the Syrian Army liberated the villages of Anjarah, Hawr and Qasemiyah and entered the village of Basratun, where clashes erupted. Militants are retreating so fast that it may appear that pro-government forces will reach the town of Daraat Izza in the nearest future. Such a development will mark the collapse of the entire defense of Greater Idlib armed groups in this part of Syria.
The biggest convoy of Turkish militairy ever entered Idlib tonight.
500+ tanks and militairy vehicles and trucks and multiple commando divisions pic.twitter.com/FoCJyKWFqR
— QalQal (@Qalamaat) February 16, 2020