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Government forces target opposition factions in Syria’s northwest

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, Damascus government forces bombed the Turkish-backed Syrian armed opposition factions’ sites in the Idlib and Latakia countryside, northwest Syria, reporting material damage.

Sources in the opposition factions told North Press that the government forces stationed in the town of Hazarin renewed their artillery and missile shelling on the towns of al-Kafir and al-Kinda and the vicinity of Jisr Al-Shughur city located in the western countryside of Idlib.

Private property was destroyed due to the shelling, the source added.

The government forces also targeted the factions’ positions in the village of al-Khader, located in Jabal al-Akrad region, and other fortifications in al-Tuffahiya and Shanbar castle north of Latakia, with heavy artillery and rocket launchers, according to the same sources.

On Sunday, Russian warplanes targeted the areas of the Kabanah hills and the hills surrounding the village of Barza Fawqani in the northern countryside of Lattakia, in addition to other sites in the vicinity of the towns of Kansafra and Al-Fateira and the town of Bassams, south of Idlib, with high-explosive missiles.

Reporting by Samir Awed

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