Terrorist group blew up a bridge in Syria and stopped Russian-Turkish patrols
DAMASCUS, (BM) – Terrorists from the Jebhat al-Nusra group in Syria blew up a bridge, which stopped traffic on the M4 strategic highway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency TASS and Lenta.ru.
It is known that the explosion occurred near the mountain pass Jisr al-Shugur. As a result, the passage was blocked along the highway near the village of El Kfeir. It is noted that this diversion was aimed at disrupting Russian-Turkish patrols.
Earlier it was reported that in the so-called “Putin-Erdogan zone” in the Syrian province of Idlib, where a ceasefire is in effect by agreement between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, disasters began – weather conditions sharply worsened in the region.
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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