Syrian Observatory activists say that regime forces have fired tens of rockets, along with intensive artillery fire, targeting the areas of Al-Sarraf, Ain Issa, Al-yamadiyyah, Al-Zaytounnah, Al-Kabinah, Shmir Fuqania and Kalaz in Jabal Al-Turkman in the northern countryside of Latakia. Also places in Al-Qahera village in the north-western countryside of Hama came under regime rockets fire.
Observatory activists reported earlier this morning that fierce clashes erupted in the early hours of Friday morning between regime forces and loyalists on one hand, and opposition factions and jihadi groups on the other, in areas of Sahl Al-Ghab in the north-western countryside of Idlib. The clashes, accompanied by intensive shelling and exchange of fire, were concentrated on frontlines of Al-Qahera and Al-Manarah. The clashes also left many injuries on both sides, while confirmed reports suggested there were fatalities.
Syrian Observatory sources reported yesterday that large military reinforcement, including military personnel and heavy gears, affiliated to the Russian-backed 5th Corps arrived at frontlines in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in southern Idlib. This development coincided with escalating rocket fire by regime forces on areas in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in the past few days.