Militants detained probable agents of the Syrian Arab Army who tried to persuade militants to armistice, as well as 20 people suspected of wanting to reconcile with the Syrian authorities in the city of Maart an-Numan in Idlib province.
Government forces artillery shelled militants in the areas of the settlements of Al-Tamanah, Tahtaya and Al-Tah. It is reported that the Russian Special Forces arrived in the town of Abu Duhur for the upcoming offensive (Idlib gov.).
In the last 24 hours, the SAA has liberated from IS: Manaqar Rukhbah, Rukhbah, Hawi Husayn, Arḑ al Kuraa, Hawiyatan Ghazin, Al Kasira, Tell Abu Ghanm in As-Suwayda province. It is also reported that government forces surrounded the terrorists in the settlement of Tell Safa.
Terrorists demanded 50 million dollars in ransom for the release of civilians in the city of As-Suwayda.