BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their operations inside southern Idlib this afternoon, targeting the last towns under the control of the jihadist rebels near the strategic Abu Dhuhour Military Airport.

Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army advanced to the towns of Sarjah and Umm Halahil, today, striking the enemy defenses from their southern flank.

Following a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-‘Izza, the Syrian Arab Army was able to assert full control over Sarjah and Um Halahil, forcing the militants to retreat north towards the military airport.

The Abu Dhuhour Military Airport was captured by the jihadist rebels in 2015; since then, it has become one of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s main bases inside the Idlib Governorate.

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