The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

First attack of its kind | Kamikaze drone with a parachute explodes in HTS position in Idlib, killing four

Reliable sources in the “de-escalation zone” have informed the Syrian Observatory that four members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were killed in the explosion of a booby-trapped drone which landed on al-Ruwayha frontline in Idlib countryside.


According to SOHR sources, the drone had landed on the targeted position with a parachute, before it exploded, and it was the first time ever for such tactics to be used.


On the other hand, a regime soldier was shot dead by a sniper of the opposition factions on the hill of Abu As’ad in Jabal al-Akrad in north Latakia countryside. Meanwhile, opposition factions and regime forces traded fire on the frontlines of Latakia countryside.


Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that regime forces fired over 30 rockets on positions in the surrounding areas of al-Nayrab town in the eastern countryside of Idlib and Majdaliya town in south Idlib countryside. Meanwhile, Turkish forces reacted to the regime’s rocket fire by bombarding regime positions in Saraqeb city, Tel Mardikh and the industrial area in eastern Saraqeb with artillery.


A few hours earlier, SOHR sources reported that a Russian fighter jet executed two airstrikes on the “de-escalation zone”, targeting positions in Jabal al-Akrad in north Latakia countryside and the outskirts of al-Kindah town in Jisr al-Shughour countryside in western Idlib.