TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian forces inflicted massive losses on Al-Nusra Front in different areas in Idlib after members of the terror group violated a de-escalation zone agreement.

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Syrian troops on Thursday pounded the positions of al-Nusra terrorists in the areas al-Habit, Karsaa, Tarmala and Sarja in the southern countryside of Idlib, killing and injuring scores of them, SANA reported.

The areas where the clashes broke out are located in a planned buffer zone, which surrounds Idlib and also parts of the adjacent provinces of Aleppo and Hama.

Under a deal reached following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in September, all militants should have withdrawn from the demilitarization zone by October 15.

However, al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri terrorists said they refuse to either leave the buffer zone or hand over their weapons.