Map: Military Situation in Northwest of Syria, 5 February 2020
ISWNews Analysis Group: From the beginning of the last phase of the Syrian army operation in Idlib province since 19 December 2019 so far, 1160 km2 occupied lands of Idlib were liberated in 47 days.
More than 70 small and large villages and heights in Idlib region were liberated from Tahrir al Sham and its allies occupation.
The important towns of Maarat al-Numan, Khan al-Sobol and Kar Roma liberated during this period.
Also in southwest of Aleppo an area of 45 km2 containing important areas such as Khan Tuman and Qarrasi was liberated from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorists.
In this period, two Turkish observation posts in Idlib area, i.e., Surman and Tal Toqan were besieged completely by Syrian army and observation post in Maar Hattat completely evacuated after the army advances in the area. Another Turkish observation post in southwest of Aleppo in Rashedin 5 area was also besieged by Syrian army.
At the moment, Syrian army operation around the important town Saraqeb on M5 highway is continuing and will be liberated by Syrian army soon and finally M5 highway will be liberated until Aleppo.