Militant groups have continued violating the ceasefire regime in the Idlib de-escalation zone [it includes Idlib province, northern Hama, northern Latakia and western Aleppo, the Russian Centre for Reconciliation said in a statement on August 21.
According to the statement, the ceasefire violations were registred in the settlements of Sandzheko, Ikko, Arafit, Beit Bustan, Sandrin, Beit Lukman, Safsafa, Qellaz, Dahr Abu-Assad, Barish, Juba al-Mgara, Byuk-Khakur in northern Latakia, Makanis al-Duvayry, Halab al-Jadid and the north-western outskirts of Aleppo city, Suran, Zor al-Mahruqah and Masasna in northern Hama.
Pro-government sources in northern Latakia also claimed that the Syrian Arab Army has recently repelled another attack in the area killing at least five militants. While some sources even described this incident as an “offensive”, this is an overestimation. Sporadic clashes take place along the entire contact line between the militant-held and government-held areas in the Idlib de-escalation zone on a cosntant basis.