An artillery attack of pro-Turkish forces on city of Saraqib in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The city of Saraqib in the Syrian province of Idlib was subjected to an artillery attack by Syrian opposition groups located in the Turkish army’s area of ​​responsibility, learned citing local news agency SANA on April 1.

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The attack on a city in the eastern part of Idlib province occurred on the last night of March. According to reporters from the Syrian news agency, the fire was fired from the locality currently controlled by the Turkish armed forces.

Several shots from artillery systems were fired at Saraqib. There are no data on dead and destroyed infrastructure facilities yet.

We remind you that Saraqib was occupied by the Syrian government army a few weeks ago. After that, the military police of Russia began to operate in the village. Its tasks include ensuring the safety of civilians, as well as monitoring the road connecting Saraqib with Damascus.

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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