The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has resumed its strikes on the so-called Greater Idlib region in the country’s northwestern part despite the ceasefire recently declared by Russia.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the army’s artillery pounded on January 10 the towns of Ma’ar Shamshah, Talmenes, Ma’saran, Ma’ar Shoreen, al-Deir al-Gharbi, al-Deir al-Sharqi as well as the city of Ma`arat al-Nu`man in southeast Idlib.
Warplanes and attack helicopters of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) also carried out several strikes on Ma`arat al-Nu`man, Hantoteen, Ain Qr’a and Ma’ar Shoreen as well as the towns of Humayra and Khalsah in southwestern Aleppo.
A day earlier, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria announced that Russian and Turkey reached a new ceasefire on Idlib de-escalation zone.
Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has not accepted the ceasefire. This apparently pushed the Syrian military to resume its strikes on Greater Idlib in order to prevent the terrorist groups from taking advantage of the Russian announcement.
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