TEHRAN (Dispatches) - The Syrian Army has reportedly been preparing to gain full control of the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib.
The Syrian Army has spread its forces to the southern and southwestern administrative borders of Idlib in a bid to accomplish its military operations in the Sahl al-Ghab region of northwestern Hama, Al-Masdar reported citing the Arabic language Sputnik News website.
A war correspondent pointed out that the Syrian Army plans to widen the scope of the military operation, adding that the trend of the military operations shows that the Syrian Army will directly move from recently captured areas in northern Hama towards the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib.
"Once the Syrian Army captures Khan Sheikoun, the terrorists will be militarily defeated in the towns of al-Hobeit and Kafr Zita in northern Hama.”
The war correspondent said that Syrian Army advances will also help reopen Aleppo-Hama Highway.