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Tahrir Al-Sham Replaces Commanders after Heavy Defeat in Idlib

TEHRAN Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist group replaced a number of its commanders to maintain regions under its control after the Syrian army's extensive advances in Southern Idlib.

The report came on Thursday after the Syrian army forces continued clashes with Tahrir al-Sham in al-Habit in Southern Idlib, regaining control of the towns of Kafar Tab and Abedin in the Northern parts of Kafar Ain in Western Khan Sheikhoun.

Field sources in Northern Syria reported that Tahrir al-Sham has changed a number of its military commanders in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib and has set up a new military formation in these regions.

They added that after the Syrian army's advances, the terrorists in Northern Syria have engaged in internal differences, noting that Tahrir al-Sham has replaced its commanders to protect the remaining occupied regions against the Syrian army's impending attacks.

Meantime, reports said that the Syrian army has engaged in clashes with Tahrir al-Sham militants in Khan Sheikhoun, leaving at least 45 terrorists dead and tens of others wounded.

Also a number of terrorists were held captive by the Syrian army forces.

Earlier reports today said that the Syrian army continued military operations in Southern Idlib, regaining control of new regions at the entrance of the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

The army forces continued clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists in the Western parts of Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib on Thursday, retaking control of the towns of Horsh al-Abedin and Kharbat al-Abedin in the Northern parts of the town of al-Habit, Zaitouneh farm and the village of Madaya in the North of the town of Kafar Ain.

Meantime, a military source said that the Syrian army's special forces in clashes with Tahrir al-Sham took back control of regions from Zarae'i farms in the West of Khan Sheikhoun to al-Salam checkpoint in the Western gate of the town and deployed in the area.

He added that the Syrian army troops also resumed advance in the Eastern parts of Khan Sheikhoun near the town of al-Tamane'ah in Southern Idlib.

Also, the Arabic-language service of SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying that a fighter jet of the Syrian army crashed in al-Tamane'ah region after the terrorists' attack by anti-aircraft missiles.

Source: Fars News Agency