Terrorist forces have suffered huge losses amid clashes in the southern countryside of Idlib province during the last week of Syrian Army operations across the region.
When accounting for Syrian Army operations in southern Idlib on the Al-Hobait front and on the Sukayk front, it is safe to say that at least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed.
The above mentioned statistic is, in all honestly, a rather conservative tally. It only accounts for provable militant deaths as counted at the front and does not include how many insurgents have been killed from rear-area strikes.
Despite the fact that the greatest Syrian Army advances have been seen around Al-Hobait (part of a plan to create a buffer-zone around the city), the highest casualty front is in fact the Sukayk area of operations.
On the Sukayk front, the Syrian Army has been engaged in a line-locked battle with some of the most fanatic terrorist fighters Idlib has to offer; many of them part of old ISIS-linked groups such as Ansar al-Islam and Ansar al-Tawhid (ex Jund al-Aqsa) that have since re-sworn allegiance to Al-Qaeda.
Syrian Army forces on the Sukayk front have so far been hit with, and bashed-back, three jihadist counter-attacks, the failed outcome of which is responsible for most terrorist losses – more than 60 killed in total.