Military escalation | Over 130 rockets and artillery shells hit positions in “de-escalation zone”
SOHR sources have reported that regime forces have stepped up their bombardment of the “de-escalation zone” since morning, as over 130 rockets and artillery shells hit positions on the frontlines of al-Tuffahiyah in the northern countryside of Latakia, al-Fterah, Sfuhen, al-Bara Fulayfel and other positions in Jabal al-Zawiyah in Idlib countryside. No casualties have been reported.
SOHR activists monitored rocket fire earlier this morning by the factions of “al-Fath al-Mubin” operations room in the early hours of Saturday morning, which targeted regime positions on the frontlines of Maarrat Mukhas in the southern countryside of Idlib. Meanwhile, exchange of machinegun fire took place between the two sides on the same frontlines. On the other hand, regime forces shelled positions in Jabal al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib. No casualties were reported.
Yesterday, SOHR activists documented the death of two members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and injury of three others, after a guided missile hit their position on a frontline with regime forces in Basartun in western Aleppo. Moreover, regime forces targeted, with two guided missiles, two vehicles, including a military vehicle belonging to HTS, on the outskirts of Atareb city in western Aleppo. The attack left two HTS members dead and two other members injured.
SOHR sources had reported that the HTS-backed “Liwaa Abu Bakr al-Siddiq carried out an infiltration operation into positions where members of the Russian-backed 5th Corps were stationed in al-Haraqat hill in the west of al-Malajah village in the southern countryside of Idlib. Initial reports confirmed that five members of the 5th Corps were killed and nearly 11 others were injured. HTS also lost a members while two others were injured during the attack.