Syria War 2015 – Heavy Clashes In Idlib Continue As Rebels Overrun The Fanar Military Checkpoint. Syrian rebels just stormed the remains of the Fanar Military Checkpoint in Ariha, Idlib after they demolished most parts of it with a tunnel bomb before. The video shows heavy fighting as the rebels covered by tanks, heavy machine guns and the smoke of the blast advance to the Syrian army positions. This battle is part of the ongoing Idlib offensive that aims to bring the full area of Idlib and also Hama under rebels control. Actually the rebels seem to have the upper hand in the battle but still facing heavy resistance from the Syrian government troops.