A major offensive has been launched on the city of Idlib in Northwestern Syria by members of the al-Nusra Front terrorist organization and other militant groups, a military source said.
The militant’s attacks are countered by Syrian government forces, which control Idlib. The military source said that around 170 militants have been killed. The number of casualties among Idlib defenders was not available on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.
“Over 1.5 thousand militants have been carrying out attacks on the city of Idlib for 9 hours. As a result of mortar shelling of residential areas 23 civilians have been killed,” the source said on Tuesday.
Three suicide bombers have tried to break into the city in explosive-laden cars, according to the source. Two of them were neutralized on the approaches to the city, however, the third suicide bombers made it to the army checkpoint.