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New Year – New Round Of Escalation In Syria’s Greater Idlib (Photos, Videos)

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New Year - New Round Of Escalation In Syria's Greater Idlib (Photos, Videos)

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The New Year came to the Syrian Greater Idlib with air raids by the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) and intense shellings between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and local militants.

New Year - New Round Of Escalation In Syria's Greater Idlib (Photos, Videos)

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New Year - New Round Of Escalation In Syria's Greater Idlib (Photos, Videos)

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On December 31, the VKS carried out airstrikes on the positions of terrorists in the Kansafrah and al-Barah area in southern Idlib. At least four air strikes reportedly hit the Kansafrah – al-Barah axis.

Russian airstrikes were aso reported in the villages of al-Mawzarah and Balyun in southern Idlib.

New Year - New Round Of Escalation In Syria's Greater Idlib (Photos, Videos)

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The same day, Russian warplanes carried out another wave of airstrike near the Kafr Daryan village located to the North of the city of Idlib, not far from the Turkish border. One of the targets was claimed to be a civilian farm.

Russian warplanes targeted the Nahr al-Abyad area in the countryside of Jisr al-Shughur, west of Idlib.

The air strikes resumed at night. The Jabal al-Zawiyah area in the southern Idlib was targeted.

The air strikes were carried out simultaneously with intense fire exchanges between the SAA and militants in southern Idlib governorate as well as in Aleppo countryside.

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib reportedly targeted SAA positions in Hazarin, Milajah, Kafr Nabl, Saraqib while the SAA responded by shelling Kansafrah, al-Fatirah, and al-Ankawi villages. Shellings were also reported in Benin and Atarib areas in western Aleppo governorate. On January 1, artillery of Turkish-backed militants shelled SAA positions in the Jurin area.

The recent escalation in Syria’s Greater Idlib followed the 17th round in Astana Peace Talks initiated by Russia, Turkey and Iran. It likely ended with no agreement between the warring parties. The final statement of the 17th session mostly tackled issues of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, terrorism, and humanitarian assistance.

The new wave of hostilities likely indicates the lack of any significant advance in the negotiation process and brings the Russian message to Turkey.

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Raptar Driver

There are certain established nations who benefit from the not so established being in constant chaos.

Corrupt Shithole of Ukropisstan

Everyone should leave Syria whom were designated as terrorists by the Syrian govt.
U.S.isis included.

jens holm

Most Syrians for good reasons are against Assads. Thts never included in the everlating propaganda giving them 91,5% of the votes.

The 91,5% is the world lying rate too.

When so many very different local groups think Assads should go or at least resign, normaæl people can see things has to change.

The mistake was Russia didnt let Assads go. We for years has seen no plans for any change to the better.

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