Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units took control of at least four villages in the Idlib countryside on Monday, according to the state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
Tal-Nar, Sheikh Mustafa, al-Naqir and Kafr Sajneh are four of the villages that fell under SAA control, according to SANA reports.
Footage shows SAA soldiers marching and riding on the back on military vehicles near the villages of Shayk Damis — reportedly under SAA control since Sunday — and Kafr Sajneh, along with tanks and other armoured vehicles driving on roads in the area.
SAA units reportedly took control of Shayk Damis and the village of Hantoteen on Sunday, according to SANA reports.
The Syrian government's advances come amid Turkey's increased military presence in Idlib after the SAA announced it had regained full control over the towns and villages surrounding Aleppo.