Terrorists in Idlib in Panic as Syrian Gov't Forces Score More Victories in Aleppo
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops and popular forces' devastating advances against Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in Aleppo city have pushed militants in Idlib into deep fear, disunity and collapse, reliable sources in Idlib said Tuesday.
Sources said that pro-government forces' advances against Jeish al-Fatah in the Eastern district of Aleppo have caused terrorists, who have been targeting residential areas in the besieged towns of Foua'a and Kafraya in Northern Idlib in recent days, to live in fear because analysts believe that the Syrian army will move toward Idlib province after setting Aleppo free.
The sources added that the joint front of Ahrar al-Sham and Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) is on the verge of imminent collapse. A large number of Ahrar al-Sham militants have announced separation from the group after their comrades were defeated in Aleppo city and have formed a new group named Jeish al-Ahrar. In the meantime, clashes have erupted between the defected members and loyalists to Ahrar al-Sham in the town of Homameh near Jisr al-Shughour.
The sources added that Russian and Syrian fighter jets are, meantime, carrying out continued strikes over militant-held regions in Idlib.
Opposition sources disclosed earlier today that hundreds of terrorists' vehicles left yesterday their positions in Idlib province to the Southern countryside of Aleppo city to slow down the devastating advances of Syrian army troops against Jeish al-Fatah in Aleppo city.
A German news agency quoted opposition sources as saying that while militants have left most of Aleppo's neighborhoods and are trapped in a small area, terrorist groups in Idlib managed to dispatch a large number of their forces to Aleppo.
"Hundreds of vehicles carrying arms and militants left their positions in different parts of Idlib province to the Southern countryside of Aleppo city to attack the positions of the army and popular forces to decrease the government forces' pressure on their besieged comrades in the Eastern districts on Aleppo city," the news agency reported.
The sources further told the agency that most of the mosques in towns across Idlib province have called on militants to move to Aleppo to lift the army siege on their comrades trapped in the city, while local sources in Aleppo said that terrorists have no hope to receive assistance from militants in other regions, underlining that militants have accepted their defeat.
The local sources added that in addition to 2,500 militants who surrendered last week, more terrorists will turn themselves in to the government forces in the coming hours.