Russian airstrikes near Idlib, fierce fighting between Syrian army and militants

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Fierce fighting between government forces and militants continued for several hours at the fronts in the suburbs of Saraqib in the eastern part of Idlib province. This was reported by sources at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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The air forces of Russia continued to support the Syrian government army, which managed to repel the attacks. In addition, attempts were made to capture the village of Afis and other villages in the Jebel al-Zawiya region.

At the same time, it is reported that Turkish drones and artillery resumed delivering powerful strikes on positions of Assad’s armed forces.

Earlier on March 4, new losses were reported by the Turkish side in Syria: the Turkish Ministry of Defense wrote about two dead soldiers and six more wounded.

The Turkish side also spoke about the extent of the destruction in the framework of the operation “Spring Shield” – from its beginning three planes, eight helicopters, three drones, 151 tanks and eight air defense systems of the Syrian President Assad’s forces were neutralized.

In February, fierce fighting broke out between government forces and militants supported by Turkey in and around Sarakib. In early February, the Syrian army recaptured him from the militants, by the end of the month briefly lost control of him and in early March returned him again.

Sarakib is considered a strategically important city for the warring parties because of its location at the intersection of two highways, one of which passes through all of Syria from north to south, and the second leads to Latakia, where the country’s main seaport and Hmeimim air base are located.

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