Feb 25, 2020 06:07 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Feb 25, 2020 06:08 Asia/Tehran]
  • Syrian army takes over 3 villages in southern Idlib province

The Syrian army late Monday advanced in southern "Adlib" province, north of the country, reclaiming the villages of Ma'aret Hurmah, Maarzita and Jbala from terrorist occupation.

Iran Press/Middle East Syrian sources said dozens of terrorists were killed or wounded in the Syrian Army operation.

In the recent days, the Syrian army has managed to liberate several areas and villages in the south and east of Idlib province.

The province of Idlib is the last base of terrorists in Syria.

Syrian Army has reclaimed significant territory since launching a stepped-up offensive in December, including areas around some of the Turkish military posts in Idlib.

Turkey first sent troops to Syria in 2016 and has sent reinforcements to the northwest in recent weeks to contain the assault.

That has led to a series of confrontations, including deadly clashes this week that saw government shelling kill five Turkish troops.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened the Syrian government in recent days, saying the offensive violates a 2018 deal with Russia meant to prevent a broad military operation.