The Russian military has registered over 530 violations of the ceasefire regime in the Idlib de-escalation zone since September 17, when the demilitarized agreement was reached with assistance from Turkey and Russia.
“Since the memorandum to establish a demilitarized zone was signed on 17 September 2018, the reconciliation center has documented more than 530 violations of the ceasefire agreement. As a result, 25 Syrian soldiers were killed, 67 people were wounded, including five civilians,” Lieutenant General Vladimir Savchenko, chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, told media on November 16.
Savchenko added that at least 25 Syrian servicemen were killed and 67 people, including civilians, were wounded in these incidents.
The provided numbers show that the implementation of the de-escalation agreement is still far from a full success. Multiple militant groups used the Turkish efforts to prevent the Syrian Army advance on Idlib to launch own attacks on government forces in northern Lattakia, northern Hama and southern Aleppo.