BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Army is preparing to regain full control of the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib, the Sputnik New Agency’s Arabic language channel reported.
Sputnik quoted a war correspondent as saying that the Syrian Army has spread its forces to the southern and southwestern administrative borders of Idlib in a bid to accomplish its military operations in the Sahl al-Ghab region of northwestern Hama.
The correspondent pointed out that the Syrian Army plans to widen the scope of the military operation, adding that the trend of the military operations shows that the Syrian Army will directly move from the recently captured areas in northern Hama towards the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib.
“Once the Syrian Army captures Khan Sheikoun, the terrorists will be militarily defeated in the towns of al-Hobeit and Kafr Zita in northern Hama.”
The war correspondent said that Syrian Army advances will also help reopen Aleppo-Hama Highway.
In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian Army spread to the borders of Idlib province after advancing in northwestern Hama and regaining control over several towns and villages.
The Syrian Army troops also managed to take control of the towns of Meidan Ghazal and al-Mostariheh at the Jabal Shahshabo axis.