On September 12, unknown militants shelled civilian areas in the towns of Sqoubin, al-Qanjarah, Demsarkho and the historical city of Ugarit, north of the coastal city of Lattakia, according to Syrian opposition activists. No casualties were reported as a result of the shelling.
A photo released by opposition activists revealed that the militants used a new type of rockets to shell the civilian areas north of Lattakia. Experts were not able to identify the exact type of the rockets used in the attack. However, the caliber of the rockets appears to be similar to that of Grad rockets, which is 122mm.
Earlier, a report of the Reuters news agency revealed that Turkey delivered loads of weapons, including Grad rockets, to militants in northern Syria over the last few days. Local observers warned that Turkey is attempting to deter the Damascus government and by supplying weapons that can threaten civilians in its areas
The Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Aerospace Forces are expected to respond to this major violation of the de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria in the upcoming few hours.