Syrian army partially liberated the demilitarized zone in the province of Idlib

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Syrian army partially liberated the demilitarized zone in the province of Idlib. This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin, learned, quoting TASS.

According to him, the de facto zone is under the control of government forces, but their task is to stop terrorist attacks, and not to enter the border.

“Our understanding is that the task of promoting the Syrian government troops was not to get to a border and stop there. They reacted to the terrorists. If terrorists fire at the country’s second largest city, this is probably the motivation of government forces,” said a representative of the ministry.

Earlier on February 22, Vershinin said that since the beginning of January, terrorists carried out eight attacks on the Russian base in Khmeimim with the help of drones. According to him, Russia is not ready to endure the hotbed of terrorism in Idlib.

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What’s happening in Syria?:

February 22:

03:00 p.m EET – Syrian army partially liberated the demilitarized zone in the province of Idlib

08:48 a.m. EET – Russia began large-scale air strikes in Syria, a local source reports

08:42 a.m. EET – Turkey deployed multiple launch rocket system Hurricane in Idlib (video)

06:22 a.m. EET – Russian fighter jets have intercepted a Turkish F-16 over Aleppo

February 21:

3:00 p.m. EET – Syrian military repelled another attack by pro-Turkish militants

07:00 a.m EET– Unknown fighter jets tried to attack the Russian air base in Syria

February 20:

4:21 p.m. EET – Russia’s Su-24 bombed over Idlib, Turkey stopped artillery strikes, Turkish soldiers died

4:09 p.m. EET – Syria said it repels the attack in Idlib, a missile was aimed to Su-24

3:32 p.m. EET – Turkey has launched military actions in Idlib, Russia’s Su-35s fighters in the sky

February 19:

11:40 p.m. EET – Syrian air defense repelled an attack near Russian Khmeimim air base

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