The army helicopters dropped thousands of leaflets over the villages and regions in Northern Idlib, including al-Dana and Sarmada, calling on the terrorists to lay down arms and join the reconciliation plan.
The army intends to kick off a large-scale operation in Northern Idlib to purge the region of the terrorists after the ultimatum ends.
The army’s imminent operation in Northern Idlib is aimed at foiling Turkey’s plan to widen a safe zone in Northern Idlib along the border.
Tensions and insecurity have gone high in Idlib in recent days as a growing number of explosions and assassinations are taking place.
Field sources reported on Saturday that Ankara was trying hard to force Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) to dissolve the terrorist group, , adding that some sources believed that Turkey was behind the assassination operations against Tahrir in Idlib province.
The sources said that four members of Tahrir al-Sham were killed and several more were wounded in a suicide attack on Tahrir’s base in the town of al-Dana.
Also, four more Tahrir members were killed by unknown raiders’ gun fire at their vehicle on Idlib-Ma’arat Mesrin road.
In the meantime, a number of Tahrir terrorists were killed in a booby-trap bomb attack on a road in Darkoush region in Western Idlib.
A bomb, planted on a motorcycle, went off on a road connecting al-Dana to al-Tawameh region, killing two Tahrir militants.
A military analyst said Turkey was behind fresh assassination operations against Tahrir in Idlib to undermine and dissolve the terrorist group.