Government forces intensify bombing opposition sites in Syria’s northwest

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, the Syrian government forces, stationed in Jurin Camp in the countryside of Hama, intensified their shelling on the towns of al-Sermaniyah, al-Mashik and Qleidin in the Gab Plain, causing damage to the residents’ homes.

“The opposition factions’ sites near the towns of al-Bara and Kansafra were hit by a similar shelling with heavy artillery shells and rocket launchers by the government forces in the town of Kafranbel in the same area,” opposition sources told North Press.

“The bombing caused huge destruction to properties, while no casualties were reported,” the sources added.

In the morning, the Russian warplanes conducted several airstrikes on the village of Tadin in Jisr al-Shughur area in the western countryside of Idlib. 

For its part, the al-Fateh al-Mubin Operations Room, which includes several factions, announced the destruction of a tank of the government forces after targeting it with a counter-missile near the city of Kafranbel, south of Idlib.

The de-escalation zone in northwest Syria is subject to a Russian-Turkish ceasefire agreement signed in March 2020; however, the area witnesses frequent mutual bombardment despite the entry of the ceasefire into force.

Reporting by Samir Awad