On March 6, Turkish-backed militants launched several attacks with armed drones from Greater Idlib violating the new ceasefire agreement.
One of the drone attacks targeted reporters of the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA) near the city of Saraqib in southeast Idlib. Reporter Oleg Blokhin shared images showing the aftermath of the attack and the remains of a small-diameter projectile dropped by the drones. Thankfully, no one was injured.
Pro-government sources confirmed that other attacks targeted Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops, also in the outskirt of Saraqib. No losses were reported, however.
The new ceasefire in Greater Idlib was agreed upon by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish Counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan a day earlier.
The militants’ drone attacks are the first major violation of the ceasefire. The SAA and its allies, including the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), may response to this violation in the upcoming few hours.