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Damascus Shells South Idlib Lines Amid Turkish Repositioning

Damascus Shells South Idlib Lines Amid Turkish Repositioning

Saturday, 5 June, 2021 - 06:30
A Turkish military convoy in Idlib (AFP)

The Syrian regime shelled on Friday areas in Idilb, northwest Syria, while Turkish forces began reinforcing their military positions in the de-escalation zone in the south of the governorate.

Regime forces fired shells on positions in Kafr Oweid, Sfuhen, Fulayfel, Bayanin, the surrounding areas of al-Bara and Kansafrah in the southern countryside of Idlib.

They targeted frontlines in Sahl al-Ghab in the northwestern countryside of Hama with heavy machineguns, but no casualties were reported.

A day earlier, al-Fath al-Mubin operations room destroyed a regime military tank after hitting it with a guided missile in the vicinity of Kafrnobl in the southern countryside of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

It added that regime forces heavily shelled the Benin town and its surrounding areas in Jabal al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Army brought new military reinforcements to the front lines in the villages of Barah and Mansafarah in Jabal al-Zawiyah. A convoy with four tanks and five armored vehicles and trucks carrying logistical materials and soldiers, arrived from the Kfar Lossin crossing in north Idlib to reinforce Turkish military points in the area.

The Observatory also reported the withdrawal of Turkish forces stationed in a school in Ram Hamadan town in northern Idlib, before they repositioned in posts in the town’s eastern part, between Zardana and Ibbin Samaan.

Meanwhile, Turkish forces shelled positions in Mayasah, Sawaghanka, Burj Qas and Kalutah, which are under the control of Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo. No casualties have been reported.

According to the Observatory, the shelling came after one Turkish soldier was killed in Thursday’s attack by Kurdish forces on areas under the control of “Olive Branch” operations room in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo. The shelling also killed a Turkish-backed militiaman and injured other Turkish soldiers.

The Observatory said that Kurdish fighters shelled a position of Turkish forces and their proxy factions in Burj Haidar frontline in north Aleppo countryside. Also, a military vehicle was attacked on the same frontline, killing and wounding several Turkish soldiers and faction members.

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