Syrian Army comes under terrorist attack in Idlib

TEHRAN, Jan. 23 (MNA) – Terrorist groups launched fierce attacks against Syrian Arab Army units operating in Idlib countryside on Thursday morning and dozens have been killed and injured.

Terrorist organizations on Thursday dawn carried out a new field escalation through launching a fierce attack by large numbers of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists towards army units positioned to the south and southeast of Idlib province, a military source told SANA.

According to reports, up to 40 Syrian soldiers have been killed and 80 others wounded the attack while at least 50 terrorists have also been killed.

The source added that through using different types of weapons, including car bombs and under an intensive fire cover, terrorists were able to penetrate into some of the army’s posts in the direction of “al-Tih-Abu Hreif- al-Samaka”.

The source added that army units were re-deployed and they repelled the attack with high efficiency, and they prevented terrorists from developing it.

The source noted that the clashes are still ongoing with Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the rest of the affiliated terrorist organizations along the lines of confrontation.

On Wednesday, army units operating in the Idlib countryside retaliated to attacks launched by terrorist organizations on the safe areas, inflicting heavy losses in them in the personnel and equipment.

MNA/SANA

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