On August 18, the Abkhazian Network News Agency released a video documenting the recent Syrian Army advance northwest of the key town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib.
ISWNews Analysis Group: Following the Syrian Army operation in southern Idlib province the important hill of Tal al Nar liberated.
Hayat Tahrir Al Shan media published the clip of the VBIED attack on the Syrian Army position in the Madya village, southern Idlib province.
Details of the agreement on “Safe Zone” in north of Syria
ISWNews Analysis Group: Following the Syrian Army and Tiger Forces military operation in southern Idlib province, the village of Abedin and its surrounding farms was liberated.
ISWNews Analysis Group: Three days ago, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria released a statement announcing 10 villages in the Syrian province of Raqqah have signed a reconciliation agreement with the Damascus government.
Now it’s the time to look beyond and have a wider look on the field map of southern Idlib and northwest Hama. Latest military situation on the battleground of southern Idlib province is shown in the above map. The Syrian Army, instead of having direct contacts with the militias in cities like Kafr Zita and Latamenah and Morek, decided to advance towards north and most probably to bypass the important city of Khan Shaykhun.
ISWNews Analysis Group: Following the advancements of Syrian Army in southern Idlib province, the areas of Um Zaytuna and Kafr Tab got freed of the militants occupation.
Look at this slogan written on a sign in Habit town, south of Idlib: “Damn democracy” and wrote under it “your Mojahed brothers.”
ISWNews Analysis Group: A Syrian Army Su22M3 fighter jet was shot down by militants in the southeast of Idlib province; the pilot was also captured.