The strategically important city of Saraqib in the southeast of Idlib province was recaptured by units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on March 2, the SANA Syrian agency reports.
According to the agency, the SAA fighters recaptured and took control of the town’s center in Saraqib after intense two-day fighting with the militants and the supporting them Turkish military units. Now, government forces continue mopping up operations against militants hiding in the outskirts and searching the area for landmines and explosive devices supplied by terrorists.
SAA liberated Saraqib from terrorists during the attack on February 5, 2020. On February 8, sappers completed mopping up the city from landmines and unexploded ammunition. However, militants were able to recapture the town on February 27 after Turkey’s direct intervention into the conflict with the support of artillery and drone attacks.
Fighting to recapture and liberate the town of Saraqib resumed on February 29 after the Syrian Army transferred the reserves.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency