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Terrorists in Syria opened fire on the positions of the SAA in Latakia

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Terrorists in Syria opened fire on the positions of the Syrian Arab army in the province of Latakia. This was reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Militants of the Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation opened fire from anti-tank missile launchers at positions of government forces near the settlements of Al-Hadad and Al-Khader, located in the northeast of Latakia province.

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SAA artillery units fired back and attacked firing points of militants who refused to abide by the ceasefire, the Federal News Agency reported with reference to SOHR.

Syrian troops and allied forces have also cleared land in southern Idlib, which had previously been liberated from militants.

The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria previously reported that Turkish-controlled illegal armed groups continue to abide by the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

As we reported early today the Syrian military was not satisfied with the results of negotiations between Russia and Turkey on the creation of a de-escalation zone in the province of Idlib and, against this background, sent dozens of tanks to the province of Idlib, intending to launch the next large-scale military operation to free the country in the very near future.

“Despite the agreements between Russia and Turkey, the Syrian army sends its tanks to the southern part of Idlib province. The reason for this is the failure to comply with an agreement that neither Moscow nor Ankara controls,” a source in the Syrian army notes.

On March 5, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, entered into an agreement according to which a ceasefire regime entered into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.

The reason for the Russian-Turkish summit talks was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began. Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts.

After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.

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