The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the strategic town of Saraqib on Thursday, following days of a prolonged military offensive in the eastern countryside of Idlib.
Footage shows soldiers and a convoy of tanks and other vehicles patrolling the area. The SAA troops surrounded the city after militant forces had reportedly withdrew through the last open road.
«We are continuing towards the city of... Еще Sarmin and towards liberating all the territories of the Syria Arab Republic,» said a Syrian Arab Army officer.
The capture of Saraqib comes ten days after the SAA forces took control of the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man and the village of Maar Shamshah. In the past weeks, the SAA has been advancing in a push to retake Idlib's towns and villages previously held my militants.