Government, opposition exchange shelling in northwest Syria

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, Turkish-backed armed opposition factions shelled Syrian government forces’ positions in the countryside of Idlib and Aleppo, northwest Syria, while the government continued bombing the opposition factions’ sites in the area.

Al-Fateh al-Mubin Operations Room targeted the government forces’ positions near Kafr Battikh, Dadikh, al-Malaja, Kafruma, south and east of Idlib, and Urum al-Sughra, west of Aleppo, with heavy artillery and missiles, North Press reported opposition military sources.

The al-Fateh al-Mubin managed to snipe several members of the government forces near Dadikh and Saraqib, east of Idlib, and Miznaz, west of Aleppo, and it also managed to destroy a military bulldozer near Jobas, east of Idlib, the sources added.

However, North Press could not verify the information with other sources.

The government forces continued bombing the opposition factions’ sites in the villages and towns of al-Fateira, Kafr Oweid, Sfuhen, Kansafra and the outskirts of al-Bara in Zawiya Mountain, south of Idlib, the sources noted.

The mutual bombing coincided with intense flight of Russian drones over Idlib and the countryside of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia, northwest Syria, according to the sources. 

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.

 Reported by Bara’ al-Shami