Jabhat Al-Nusra militants carried out a number of attacks on fighters from the Hazm Movement and Liwaa Al-Ansar in rural Idlib, killing many combatants and seizing a large cache of weapons and ammunition. According to a source in Idlib, Jabhat Al-Nusra was able to take control of a Hazm Movement checkpoint in the Ma’arat Al-Numan District before a ceasefire was issued. Meanwhile, at Kafr Nabl, Jabhat Al-Nusra also clashed with Liwaa Al-Ansar, exchanging rounds of gunfire before the fighting dissipated this afternoon.

The city of Idlib has been completely secured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) after fierce firefights earlier today. According to a military source, Tal Al-Mastouma is under SAA control and Al-Mastouma Road has been reopened. Despite Syrian Opposition claims of capturing the Governor’s Mansion and the Governor himself, Dr. Kheiraldeen Al-Sayyid made a public appearance yesterday, visiting the families of the civilians killed by rebel mortar shells.

Identified Jabhat Al-Nusra militants killed in Idlib:

1. Abu Walid Al-Sheeshani (Chechen)
2. ‘Abdel-Hadi ‘Ali Hamadi (field commander)
3. ‘Abdel-Lateef Mohammad Hijazi (field commander)
4. Abu ‘Umar Al-Ansari (field commander)
5. Abu Waleed Al-Leebi (Libyan field commander)
6. Alaa’ Mahaldeen
7. ‘Abdel-Hakeem Mohammad
8. Hussein Mohammad Al-Moussa
9. Yahya Mohammad ‘Abdel-Dagham
10. Zaher ‘Abdel-Hameed Al-‘Umar
11. Nasser Al-‘Aboud
12. ‘Abdel-Nasser Al-Barakaat

SAA and NDF killed at Idlib:

1. Majd Abdel-Rahman Al-Shama’a
2. Hafezh Al-Nazaam
3. 1st Lt. Mahmoud Al-Kurdi ( from Latakia)
4. Amen Janaya
5. 1st Lt. Mohammad Abu Zeitoun (from Damascus)
6. ‘Abdullah ‘Ali Dada’a
7. Lajaan Sha’baya

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