The Syrian Army liberated villages east of the previously liberated city of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province from jihadist forces, a Syrian military source said.
“The Army continued advancing in Idlib, in the south and southeast of the province, attacking the fortifications of the terrorist groups and expelling them from the areas where they had entrenched themselves, causing significant damage to their personnel and equipment,” the source said. .
He added that this morning 10 towns, villages, farms and heights were freed from terrorism.
He noted that the Syrian Army continues the liberation operation of the Idlib province of terrorists.
On August 19, the Syrian Army took control over the city of Jan Sheikhun that had been occupied by terrorists for several years.
However, the Syrian Army will impose a new ceasefire in Idlib province on August 31, the Russian center for reconciliation in Syria reported.
“It has been agreed for a unilateral ceasefire by government troops in the Idlib distention zone since 06:00 on August 31, 2019,” the note said.
The objective of the measure is to “stabilize the situation” in the area, he explained. The center also called on armed groups to join the peace process in the areas under their control.
The troops of the Syrian Government continue the operation to free the province of Idlib from the terrorists.
On August 19, the Syrian Army took control over the city of Khan Sheikhoun that had been occupied by terrorists for several years.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also noted that the actions of Syrian troops supported by the Russian Aerospace Force in the region of Khan Sheikhoun and its surroundings, do not violate any agreement with Turkey.
At the same time, it is not yet possible to organize the joint military patrolling of Russia and Turkey in the province of Idlib, the minister added.
“We proposed to organize joint patrols. So far it has not been possible to do so,” Lavrov added.