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Earlier in the day, the Syrian army targeted the rebel positions in Ariha and the towns of Bzait and Msharfeh, as well as the vicinity of the Abu al-Duhur airbase, which is besieged by the Nusra militants.
Both were contacted by Reuters and spoke from Ariha.
The army troops also destroyed a hideout of terrorist groups' leaders in Khan al-Subul in Ariha on Monday night, killing more than 50 terrorists and injuring 70 others.
Fatah al-Islam was formed in 2006 by Shaker Al-Abssi, a Palestinian born in Ariha (Jericho) in 1955.
Escalating violence by the ruling regime troops ended the lives of nine others in Homs and eight from one family in Idlib, during another massacre in Ariha, the Local Coordination Committees (LCC) said in a statement.
A hideout of terrorist groups' leaders was destroyed in Khan al-Subul in Ariha during an army operation last night, that also left more than 50 terrorists killed and 70 others injured.
Air raids also hit hideouts of terrorists in the villages and towns of Kansafra, Jidrayia, Mhambel, and al-Sahin in Ariha area in the Southern countryside of Idlib, killing a number of terrorists and injuring several others.
Four Nusra Front fighters carried out suicide attacks this morning, driving vehicles packed with explosives into four regime forces' checkpoints in the Jabal al-Arbain area near Ariha city," said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based anti-regime group.
In Ariha, Idleb, the committees explained that many people were injured due to resuming of random gunfire in the city, adding that one young man was killed and others were injured, some are critical, due to a shell that targeted Kafr Sajna in Idleb.
The Army air force destroyed vehicles and gatherings of "Jaish al-Fatah" in Khan Sheikhon, Ma'aret Masrin, Ariha and the area surrounding Abu al-Dohour airport in Idleb countryside.
The shelling of Ariha by regime forces left 18 dead and dozens wounded, said the Observatory.
Many of the injured in Ariha district of Idleb are in serious conditions, the statement added.
Meanwhile, the air strikes destroyed vehicles and positions of terrorists of "Jaish al-Fatah" in Khan Sheikhon, Ma'aret Masrin, Ariha and in the vicinity of Abu al-Dohour airport in Idlib countryside.
The Army's Air Force eliminated a number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in Abu al-Duhour, Ariha, Jisr al-Shughour, Tal al-Sahn, Jannet al-Qura, al-Hamidiye, and Marj al-Zuhour in Idleb and its countryside, a military source said.
In the village of Ariha in Idlib, Syrian warplanes roared in the skies while the infantry forces carried out raids, coupled with heavy machine-gun firing.