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Turkish-backed opposition bombs government forces northwest Syria

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, Turkish-backed armed opposition factions bombed sites of Syrian government forces in the countryside of Idlib, Aleppo and Hama, northwest Syria.

Al-Fateh al-Mubin Operations Room, which includes several factions, bombed the government forces’ points, opposition military sources told North Press.

The villages and towns of al-Dana, Kawkaba and Ma’sran, south of Idlib, and the towns of Kherbet Jadraya, al-Arbikh, Mardikh, Dadikh, and Jobas in Idlib eastern countryside, were all shelled with heavy artillery shells and Grad missiles, the sources added.

The government forces’ points, near the towns of Ainjara, Miznaz and Kafr Halab in the western countryside of Aleppo, were shelled as well with heavy artillery shells and rocket launchers, according to the same sources.

Al-Fateh al-Mubin Operations Room also bombed the government forces’ sites inside Jurin camp in the Gap Plain area, west of Hama, with heavy artillery and mortars shells, the sources noted.

According to the sources, the bombing came in response to the government’s targeting of the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, which killed ten people and injured more than 40 others with various injuries.  

The Syrian government forces, stationed in the city of Kafranbel, bombed the opposition factions’ fortifications near the towns of al-Ruwaiha and Benin in the Zawiya Mountain area, south of Idlib.

For months, areas in Syria’s northwest have been witnessing mutual shelling between parties to the conflict in different areas amid news on government military reinforcements to different areas in the region.  

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

Reporting by Samir Awad

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