TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian forces carried out intensive strikes against terrorist groups in Hama and Idlib in response to the militants’ breaches of a de-escalation zone agreement.
Syrian forces on Friday targeted the positions of al-Nusra Front terrorists in the areas of Khan Sheikhoun, al-Habbit, and Abdin in Idlib’s southern countryside and inflicted heavy losses on them, SANA reported.
In Hama’s northwestern countryside, the Syrian forces destroyed the hideouts of the terrorists in the areas of Qastoun, al-Mughir, Kafrnabboudeh, and al-Sayyad, the report added.
The counterattack came after the militants attempted to target the army posts in the areas in violation of the de-escalation zone agreement reached following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi in September.
The Syrian government’s attacks on terrorists’ positions in Idlib and Hama come in the wake of reports that members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, together with militants from the so-called Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria, are mounting chemical warheads on more than a hundred missiles in cooperation with European experts in Idlib.