Syrian Troops Close In on Terrorists’ Positions in Jisr Al-Shughour
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian Army units, backed by the voluntary forces, have recaptured lands near the northwestern region of Jisr Al-Shughour, inflicting heavy losses on foreign-backed terrorists in the strategic zone, known as the gate to the provincial capital of Idlib.
According to Lebanese Al-Manar TV, Syrian forces have made significant gains in the eastern parts of Jisr Al-Shughour.
Armed militants withdrew the region after suffering heavy losses, and did not take the time to even take away their military equipment, Al-Manar reporter said.
Meanwhile, Aletejah TV reported that the Syrian Army, backed by the forces from the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, are “only a quarter of a mile away from Jisr al-Shughour”.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri (extremist) terrorists from the ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) currently controlling parts of it, mostly in the east.
More than 220,000 people have been killed in the four-year conflict that has driven 4 million refugees abroad.