Syrian Arab Army (SAA) strikes continue to inflict human and material losses on al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.
On June 17, two militants of HTS were killed and several others were wounded as result of Syrian artillery strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The strikes targeted the towns and villages of Ehsim, al-Bara, Ablin, Balshoon, Josef, Abadeta, Arnaba, Fatterah, Fleifel, Benin and Sufuhon in the southern countryside of Idlib. HTS and its allies maintain a strong presence in this part of Greater Idlib.
— أحمد سويد أبو حمزة (@ahmads2021) June 17, 2021
آثار الدمار جراء القصف المدفعي لقوات الأسد على بلدة إبديتا في منطقة جبل الزاوية بريف إدلب الجنوبي، والذي أسفر عن ارتقاء شخصين وإصابة آخرين بجروح
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— وكالة زيتون الإعلامية – Zaitun Agency (@ZaitunAgency) June 17, 2021
In the northwestern Hama countryside, the SAA destroyed a vehicle near the town of Ziadiyah with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Several militants’ posts in the nearby town of Qarqor were also struck with ATGMs.
— 💛🕊️🇸🇾ElizabethHadoll🇮🇷🇵🇸💛 (@1993_hadell) June 17, 2021
Last week, more than nine militants, including a spokesman of HTS, were killed in a series of Syrian and Russian strikes on Greater Idlib.
HTS is the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib. The terrorist group relies mainly on Turkey’s military support. Ankara’s hostile behavior has been provoking the SAA. Recently, the army resumed strikes on Turkish troops involved in supporting the militants.
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