NLF repels Syrian government forces' attempt to infiltrate south of Idlib
Idlib - SMART
On Tuesday, the National Liberation Front (NLF) of the Syrian National Army (SNA) announced that it repelled Syrian government forces' attempt to infiltrate the village of al-Ruwaiha, 20 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria.
The spokesman for the NLF, Captain Naji Mustafa, reported to SMART that NLF fighters repelled a Syrian government forces' attempt to infiltrate the village of al-Ruwaiha, south of Idlib.
Mustafa added that the clashes between the two parties caused losses to the Syrian government forces, as the NLF targeted them with light and heavy machine guns. Mustafa did not mention any losses among the NLF faction.
Mustafa stated that the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias try to infiltrate the villages adjacent to their controlled areas on a daily basis. Mustafa noted that the NLF faction repelled Syrian government forces' attempts to advance and caused losses to them.
On June 15, 2020, the NLF observed remobilizations of the Syrian government forces and their allied militias on frontlines of the southern Idlib countryside, Northern Syria. Free Syrian Army factions announced preventing civilians from entering their controlled areas in the villages of the al-Zawiya Mountain, south of Idlib, Northern Syria, as they are considered military zones.
Earlier, the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, supported by Russia, launched a ground military attack on the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo. The Syrian government gained control of dozens of villages and towns in the region, after intensified shelling. The shelling killed and injured hundreds of civilians, and forced hundreds of thousands to displace.