As reported by Reuters, citing the Syrian Observatory for human rights, during the attack in the North-Western part of the country the militants “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (associated with “al-Qaeda” is banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) seized the warehouses which store including the Americans supplied anti-tank missiles. The fact of the attack confirmed the 13th division of the rebels, fighting under the banner of “Free Syrian army”.
The opposition has also recognized the fact of capturing a few dozen of their fighters, refusing to give details.
“Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” has previously accused the opposition attack on its positions in Idlib province, near the city of Maarat al-Numan.
A terrorist attack occurred on the background of the beginning of new consultations between the government of Bashar al-Assad and opponents of the incumbent President in Geneva. While the West has recognized the improvement of the situation in the country in recent weeks. According to Secretary of state John Kerry, quoted by Reuters, 3 weeks “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) has lost about 600 fighters and 3 thousand sq. m. of the occupied territory.
In the first half of March the government army of Syria made significant progress in Aleppo province, surpassing the positions of the militants of the IG. Also troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad erupted on the Western outskirts of the city of Palmyra, which is still controlled by the terrorists. In addition, continue approach to positions of terrorists and the Syrian Kurds have improved their positions in the province of raqqa in Eastern Syria.