After more than a week of brutal clashes between the Syrian Army and hard-line jihadist groups in the southern countryside of Idlib province, government forces have finally managed to seize a key hilltop in the region.
Moments ago, field sources confirmed to Muraselon News that the Syrian Army had managed to drive jihadist militants from the height of Tal Ter’i and establish a strong military presence atop it.
Tal Ter’i has considerable strategic value. The hilltop grants fire-control over the city of Khan Sheykhun (the main focus of the Syrian Army operation in southern Idlib at the moment) as well as over most of the remaining militant-controlled areas of northern Hama province.
Some of Idlib’s most fanatic jihadist groups including Ansar al-Islam, Ansar al-Din and Ansar al-Tawhid were hurled into the battle to try keep Tal Ter’i under militant control.
In the end, it has taken Syrian Army units tasked with capturing Tal Ter’i some ten days to accomplish their mission after initially launching their attack east of Murak on August 11th.
From this newly captured location, the Syrian Army is in a prime position to advance on Khan Sheykhun from the eastern direction.