Russian military police have been deployed to Saraqeb in Syria’s Idlib province, the Defense Ministry has confirmed on Monday, hours after Syrian Army regained control of the strategic town.
“Considering the importance of ensuring the security and unhampered movement of vehicles and civilians on M4-M5 highways, units of the Russian military police have been deployed to the city of Saraqeb, starting 17:00, March 2, 2020,” the statement made available to Xinhua read.
The M4 highway connects Aleppo in northern Syria with Latakia in the northwest, while the M5 highway connects the Syrian capital Damascus in the south with Aleppo.
The Syrian Army and its allies regained control of Saraqeb in the eastern countryside of Idlib province in northwestern Syria early on Monday following fierce clashes with Nusra Front terrorists and other Turkish-backed militants.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, also reported that the allied forces had wrested back full control of Saraqeb.
The Syrian Army has been for weeks stepping up its operations aimed at regaining control of Idlib countryside, the last stronghold of Takfiri militants, with Anakar offering all forms of support to terrorists in in a bid to prevent the Syrian Army offensive.