In the early morning of May 10, rebel fighters launched attacks on the positions of pro-government forces located on the western flank of the area, resulting in the deaths of 22 people.

VNA guide information message from the Organization of the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring (SOHR) said the fighting in northwest Syria 10/5 has made 22 people were killed and this is the highest casualties since a deal the ceasefire started 2 months ago.

It is known that the truce since March 6 has basically prevented the violence in Idlib province, located in Northwestern Syria and is considered the last stronghold of the rebel forces. However, at dawn on May 10, insurgents launched an attack on positions of pro-government forces located on the western flank of the area.

Crumbling scene after air raids in Idlib, Syria, March 12
Crumbling scene after air raids in Idlib, Syria, March 12. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

According to SOHR, fighting killed 15 members of the pro-government and seven militants. Among the dead rebel fighters was a member of the Hurras al-Deen group, a branch of al-Qaeda terrorist network.

Idlib, with a population of about 3 million, is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which is led by the former al-Qaeda branch in Syria. However, other jihadist groups like Hurras al-Deen or other rebel groups are also present in the province.

Before a ceasefire was reached, clashes between government forces and rebel groups there left hundreds of people dead and nearly 1 million displaced.

Earlier, in early February 2020, 13 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syrian army attacks, prompting President Erdogan to declare that Ankara would attack Assad’s forces “anywhere. “in Syria if any more Turkish soldiers were killed.

VOV, according to a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, said in response to the Syrian army, five tanks, two armored personnel carriers, two armored trucks and one artillery mortar were fired. destroyed.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that at least 11 pro-government militants and 14 Turkish-backed militants have died, along with two Turkish soldiers.

Russia – an important ally of President Bashar al-Assad – has accused Turkey of providing ammunition to the rebels against the Syrian government. The Russian Air Force has also launched air strikes against Turkish-backed militants, while supporting the Syrian army in responding to Ankara’s attacks.


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