On Friday the 20th August, Assad forces launched an onslaught of aerial and ground bombardment on the liberated areas, particularly on the villages and towns of southern and northern Idlib countryside, causing dozens of deaths and damages to civilian property.
Four children from same family were killed in the town of Kansafra, southern Idlib, after the regime forces targeted the town with Krasnopol missiles.
In retaliation to the regime’s violations, the military factions affiliated with the Fathul Mubeen Operations Room launched a bombing campaign targeting the positions of the regime forces in Kafr Nabl, Kafrouma, Hazarin and Hantoutin in the southern countryside of Idlib, with a barrage of missiles and heavy artillery.
A Military commander in the Fathul Mubeen Operations Room, Jalal al-Hamawi, stated, “After Assad’s forces committed massacres in Kansafra and Kafr Noran yesterday (20th August) morning, killing and injuring many civilians, including 6 children, we targeted enemy positions, gatherings and operations rooms”.
He then added, “We achieved direct hits targeting an operations room of the Fifth Corps of Assad’s forces in the village of Hazarin, south of Idlib, after it was targeted by Hamim missiles.”
The positions of the regime forces in al-Masroa in al-Ghab Plains, northwest of Hama, were also targeted with B9 missiles, and their positions in Tal al-Burkan, in Lattakia countryside, were bombed with 82mm mortar shells, hitting the targets and causing casualties among the regime forces.
Jalal al-Hamawi concluded by mentioning that the military factions in the liberated north are well prepared and will spare no effort to repel the aggression of the regime forces and Russians.
The southern countryside of Idlib, especially Jabal al-Zawiya, has been witnessing an intense bombing campaign by the regime forces along with Russian jets, which caused dozens of civilian casualties, including children and women, and displaced scores of people trying to flee to safer areas.