Terrorists used suicide bombers and several armoured vehicles to carry out the attack but were repelled by the Syrian army units, the SANA news agency says.
The military killed several terrorists and destroyed their equipment, the media outlet added.
Syria has remained in the grips of a civil war since 2011, with fights taking place between President Bashar Assad's government forces, various opposition groups and terrorist organizations. There are several groups, foreign mercenaries among them, who are reportedly operating in Syria's northwestern region.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have taken the role of ceasefire guarantors in Syria. Apart from this, Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian operations in the country and assists Damascus in ensuring a safe return of Syrian refugees.
*Al-Nusra Front is a terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries.