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New bombardment by government forces in Syria’s northwest

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, Syrian government forces targeted opposition sites in the countryside of Hama and Idlib, northwest Syria, with intense artillery and missile shelling, amid intense flight of Russian reconnaissance planes.

Opposition military sources told North Press that government forces stationed in Jorin camp bombed the villages and towns of al-Mansoura, al-Hamidiye, al-Ziyarah, Tel Wasit, Duqmaq, and the outskirts of Qastoun and Shaghouret in Ghab Plain, west of Hama, with dozens of missiles.

The bombing also targeted the fortification of the Turkish-backed armed factions in the villages and towns of Zawiya Mountain, south of Idlib, targeting al-Fateira, Kafr Aweed, Sufuhn, Kansafra, Al-Haluba and the outskirts of al-Bara, causing significant material damage to public and private properties.

According to the sources, the bombing focused on the town of al-Fateira and the village of al-Halouba, where the government forces stationed in the Jorin camp and the village of al-Bahsa targeted the aforementioned villages with more than 80 artillery and rocket shells.

The bombing coincided with an intense flight of Russian reconnaissance planes in the over Idlib, and the countryside of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia in northwestern Syria, according to the same sources.

Reporting by Bara’ al-Shami

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