The Arabic-language Moraseloun news website reported that the fighter jets conducted a heavy bombing on terrorists' positions in a large region stretching from Southern Idlib to the al-Ghaab Plain in an introduction to the upcoming ground assault.
In the meantime, the warplanes stuck terrorists' strongholds in Jisr al-Shughour, Jabal al-Zawiyeh, Marowaj, al-Shaqar, Harash Basnaqoul, Anab, al-Janoudiyeh, Qani, al-Sarmaniyeh and Zeizoun, inflicting major casualties on the terrorists.
Earlier reports said that the army sent twenty tanks and BMP vehicles, floating bridges and tens of personnel carriers to the battlefields in Northwestern Syria.
In the meantime, the army's artillery and missile units pounded the positions and movements of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in the village of al-Jabeiryeh and in the town of al-Latamina in Northern Hama, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
Other artillery units opened heavy fire at the movements of al-Turkistani Islamic Party in the small towns of al-Ziyara, al-Mashit, al-Zi'yadiyeh and al-Qarqour in Western al-Ghaab Plain and in the town of Badama in Jisr al-Shughour region in Western Idlib, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.