Damascus-led forces pushed the militants back, closer to the city of Idlib, giving the Syrian Arab Army an opportunity to use heavy artillery against the Army of Conquest, also known as Jaish al-Fatah.
The field commander told Sputnik that the SAA pushed the militants out using heavy artillery and warplanes.
The Army of Conquest tried to break through to the town of Kinsabba that was liberated in July. The town has since turned into a government stronghold that the SAA has used to launch counterterrorism operations meant to free Idlib.
"We destroyed more than four vehicles outfitted with machineguns. All terrorists were killed. They were trying to fight their way into Kinsabba to open a new front near the town in a bid to prevent the Syrian Army from advancing in [Latakia and Hama]," he explained.