EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Army, Hezbollah Win Back Strategic Hilltops in Jisr al-Shughour

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The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance fighters made massive gains in the province of Idlib and took control over hilltops near the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour in Northwest.

The army and Hezbollah forces tightened their grip over the last hilltops under Al-Nusra Front control before winning back Jisr al-Shughour. Almost the entire city is under terrorists’ control.

Yet, parts of the Jisr al-Shughour, including its Hospital, have remained under the Army’s control despite the terrorist group’s numerous heavy offensives to win control over these few pockets of resistance. Earlier this week, the Syrian army started massive operations to prevent the terrorists from capturing the Jisr al-Shughour Hospital.

Nearly 200 Syrian soldiers are protecting Jisr al-Shughour hospital against the terrorists.

Last week, the Syrian warplanes targeted the terrorists’ concentration centers in Jisr al-Shughour town and some villages in the Idlib province, pushing the fighters back from their positions, sources in the Northwestern province confirmed.

The Syrian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes against the terrorist concentrations near the National Hospital in Jisr al-Shughour and in the villages of Bashlamon, al-Kastan al-Tahtani, and Ain al-Souda in the Southeast part of the city, the sources said.

The sources added that a number of terrorists, including Abdullah al-Najm al-Abdullah, Idrins Mohammad al-Raad, Abdullah Malek al-Fajr, Abdo Ali al-Noushi, Abdelkarim al-Jao, Hassan Mohammad Zreik, Mohammad Sheikh Yousef, and Abdelkafi bin Hamid al-Sdair were killed in the airstrikes.

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