Al-Qaeda-affiliated Horas al-Din and Ansar al-Tawhid are still preparing to launch a large-scale offensive in Greater Idlib against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies, according to RusVesna.SU.
On April 30th, the outlet released new aerial photos showing reinforcements, which were recently deployed by the two groups in the towns of Fatterah and Binin in the southern Idlib countryside, as well as in the town of Kulaidan in the northwestern countryside of Hama.
The photos taken by reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which continue to monitor militants movements in Greater Idlib.
The newly-deployed reinforcements included a number of pickup trucks, rocket launchers, mortar cannons, as well as hundreds of militants.
Earlier this week, Horas al-Din and Ansar al-Tawhid amassed a fairly large strike force in the town Knaddah, which is located 40 km to the west of Idlib city.
The situation in Greater Idlib is slowly spinning out control. A day earlier, Russian warplanes shot down six drones which were launched from the region. A number of militants’ positions were also bombed.
Horas al-Din and Ansar al-Tawhid will not likely launch any offensive on the SAA and its allies without the approval of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib. The attack, which may jeopardize the ceasefire in the region, will be met with a fierce response.
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