“De-escalation zone” | Regime forces and opposition factions trade fire in rural Idlib, and rebels thwart two infiltration attempts by regime forces
Syrian Observatory activists have monitored sporadic shelling in the early hours of Monday on large spaces in the “de-escalation zone”. Regime forces shelled villages in Jabal Al-Zawiyah and south Idlib countryside, as well as rebel positions in Sahl Al-Ghab. Meanwhile, Turkish forces and opposition factions shelled regime positions in Saraqeb and Kafr Nubl in Idlib countryside with rockets and artillery.
On the other hand, opposition factions thwarted two infiltration attempts by regime forces on the frontlines of Tqad in western Aleppo, and Fulayfel village in Idlib countryside. However, no casualties have been reported so far.
Yesterday, Observatory activists monitored sporadic clashes between regime forces and loyalists on one hand, and rebels and Islamic factions on the other, on frontlines of al-Fatira in the southern countryside of Idlib, Taqad and Bassratoun in west Aleppo countryside.
The clashes coincided with shelling on the factions’ positions in Jabal al-Zawiyah in Idlib countryside, the villages of Kafr Ta’al and Tadil in Aleppo countryside, Kabana frontline in Jabal Al-Akrad in Latakia countryside, and areas in Sahl al-Ghab in north-west of Hama province. Meanwhile, the factions managed to repel an infiltration attempt by regime forces on al-Fatira frontline.
Moreover, Russian jets executed intensive airstrikes on positions in the western part of Idlib city, Arab Saied area, and the surrounding areas of Batenta town in north-western Idlib.