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Syrian Missile, Rocket Strike Targets Turkish-Backed Militants Around Saraqib (Video)

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Source: South Front

Late on February 26, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a large-scale missile and rocket strike on Turkish-backed militants advancing towards Saraqib city in southern Idlib.

According to pro-government sources, the strike’s main target was Afis. The town was captured by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the National Front for Liberation (NFL) a few hours ago.

The SAA reportedly launched three OTR-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missiles at militants’ equipment and gatherings around Saraqib. The army’s BM-30 Smerch heavy rocket launchers also targeted the city’s northern and northwestern outskirt.

#Syria #IdlibBattle #Idlib #IdlibNews video posted 20 minutes ago titled “Video: Tochka Smerch
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OTR-21 Tochka pic.twitter.com/zQihxS83IV

— /sg/ SOURIA GENERAL (@SyriaGeneral) February 26, 2020

Aside from the large-scale missile and rocket strike, intense Syrian and Russian airstrikes are now targeting Turkish-backed militants attacking Saraqib.

Saraqib city, which was liberated by the SAA earlier this month, links the Aleppo-Damascus highway, known as the M5, and the Aleppo-Lattakia highway, known as the M4.

The militants’ recent advance around Saraqib is a result of direct support by Turkey, which is providing armament and even fire support. SAA forces in

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