BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants and their jihadist allies managed to retake a key town in eastern Idlib on Monday after launching several attacks on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses.

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Backed by Turkish artillery, the National Liberation Front (NLF) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) began their attack on Monday by storming the western outskirts of Nayrab, a town that has been fought over for two weeks now.

According to the latest field report from the Idlib Governorate, the Turkish-backed militants and their jihadist allies were able to retake Nayrab after losing more than 150 combatants over the course of three attacks.

The purpose of capturing Nayrab for the militants is to position themselves for an offensive to reclaim the strategic city of Saraqib, which is located on two major highways in northeastern Idlib.

Since capturing Saraqib, the Syrian Arab Army has retaken several towns and villages between Aleppo and Idlib, which has paved the way for the reopening of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5) for the first time in eight years.

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Flash
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2020-02-25 00:25
Nestor Arapa
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Nestor Arapa
2020-02-24 21:17

La fuerza aérea Rusa?, qué Pasó?… siempre dije concentrar fuerzas en el sur era un error, la prioridad era hacia el norte para cortar suministros que ingresan desde Turquía…
Sólo espero que ahora Rusia ayude a recuperar la ciudad de Nayrab cercano a Idlib.

Chris
Chris
2020-02-24 22:04
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It seems Nayrab may not have actually fallen yet

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2020-02-24 22:34
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This will be reversed and more terrorists will bite the dust.

Flash
Flash
2020-02-25 00:27
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Roe
Roe
2020-02-25 00:28
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retaken

henrique
henrique
2020-02-24 21:06

the Syrian army must concentrate on conquering the south of idleb and pushing the militants to Turkey or to Afrin, if they get all of the south of idleb then Saraqib will be safe.

Adam
Adam
2020-02-24 23:59

Turkey is the largest ISIS state controlled by US. Two fake presidents Trump and Erdogan are controlled by the same master – US Deep State.
Once the Syrian war is finished the ISIS fighter will take over Europe.

gustavo
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gustavo
2020-02-25 02:10

Bad news, for sure Russia air support wasn’t veery good this time.

gustavo
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gustavo
2020-02-25 02:11

Maybe Russia has not enough planes to cover the needs of this war.

Habib
Habib
2020-02-25 09:02

Sad to see so many young children forced by terrorist to take arms and fight SAA and Russian Air Force.

Paul
Paul
2020-02-25 11:13

It is a pity, that the names of the towns in AMN are mostly different to the names in Google Maps , so that you cannot compare the articles from AMN to Google- Maps.

Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu
2020-02-26 08:28

A big win for Turkish Special Forces!.To take. the SAA to the woodshed in their own back yard with no air cover? These guys are super bad . Tiger Forces beware..

Zafar Abbas
Zafar Abbas
2020-02-26 09:15

Old false news

chris owen
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chris owen
2020-02-26 10:22

Is this Al Nerab on google maps? Just to the west of Saraqib on the M4?