Syria’s official news agency SANA on Wednesday reported that 23 villages were liberated following extensive operations against the members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group in Idlib’s southeastern countryside.
A large number of terrorists were also killed during the operations in which a large amount of their equipment and weapons were also destroyed.
Syrian forces are currently engaged in demining the regions surrounding the villages.
Meanwhile, Syrian troops also reached the gates of a key airbase in the province held by the terrorists since 2015.
Recapturing the Abu al-Zuhour Airbase would enable the Syrian army to regain the upper hand in carrying out airstrikes against terrorist positions in Idlib.
Government troops, backed by allied forces, also retook at least eight villages in Aleppo province and two villages in Hama Province.
Over the past weeks, the army has recaptured some 60 villages during operations aimed at removing the remnants of terror groups throughout the country.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.