As fighting continues in the Idlib Governorate, the Syrian Army takes control of rebel-stronghold Kafranbel for the first time since 2012, and 18 nearby villages including Sheikh Dames and Sheikh Mustafa.
Turkey says Syrian shelling killed five of its troops at an observation post at Taftanaz Military Airbase in Idlib Governorate. The Turkish government says it "retaliated against the attack to destroy all enemy targets and avenging our fallen troops".
Israeli warplanes fire missiles near Damascus, Syria. A pro-opposition war monitor says army positions and Iran-backed militias are targeted, killing 12 fighters. Syria says eight fighters are wounded and Israel intends to "save the armed terrorist organisations which have been collapsing in Idlib and western Aleppo Governorate in front of the strikes of the Syrian Army".
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says Turkey will not allow Syria's military to gain more ground in the rebel-held Idlib Governorate, as the Syrian Army captures several more villages near the city of Saraqib. Turkish officials say intermittent clashes between Turkish and Syrian troops have continued since Monday.
Syrian Army shelling kills Turkish military personnel in Idlib Governorate, prompting retaliation by Turkish forces. A pro-opposition war monitor says the Turkish retaliation killed 13 Syrian soldiers, which Syria denies. The Russian Ministry of Defence says Turkey moved troops "inside the de-escalation zone [...] without notifying the Russian side". Turkish President Erdoğan says the Syrian shelling killed five Turkish soldiers and three civilian personnel, with nine others injured, and that the Russians "need to stand aside".
The Syrian Army continues its offensive in southern Idlib Governorate towards the key rebel-held city of Ma'arrat al-Nu'man, capturing several towns and villages, including Jarjnaz and Sarman. Around 30,000 civilians have fled the area in recent days, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Airstrikes hit Darkush in Idlib Province near the Turkish border, killing at least 23 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. At least 25 died when rebels shelled government-held areas of Aleppo. Friday is the last day of a 72-hour Syrian Army-sponsored ceasefire.