Idlib, Syria, Feb. 24, 2020. The Turkish Army shells bases of the Syrian government forces and their allied militias, using artillery and rocket launcher in the village of al-Nayrab, eastern Idlib, Northern Syria. In coincidence, the National Liberation Front of the Free Syrian Army announced launching a ground attack to regain control of al-Nayrab. The Syrian government forces gained control of five villages in southern Idlib, and the al-Nar strategic hill that overlooks most of the southern Idlib countryside. The Syrian government forces tried to advance to the Aleppo-Latakia M4 international highway after they gained total control of the Damascus-Aleppo M5 international highway. Russian warplanes bombed the village of Qmenas, eastern Idlib, causing damage to residential neighborhoods and civilians’ houses. Russian airstrikes also killed and injured people in the villages of Fatterah and Kawkaba. The Syrian government forces shelled the nearby village of al-Bara. The bombings followed the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement to hold a summit with his Russian, German, and French counterparts in March 2020. The presidents will discuss the situation in Idlib, amid Turkish threatening statements to launch a wide military operation against the Syrian government.