The bombing also targeted the villages of Qalb Loza, Jaftlik Qatrun, west of Idlib, Sfuhun, Al-Fatirah, Ahsam and Mara’in in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of the province, in conjunction with Russian air strikes targeting the outskirts of the town of Al-Ziyarah in the Al-Ghab Plain in the northwestern Hama countryside, and a ground-to-ground missile targeted Jabal Al-Arbaeen near Jericho.
The Russian raids had stopped on September 26, before a summit that brought together Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Russian city of Sochi on Wednesday, where they confirmed their commitment to the agreements concluded on the “necessity of evacuating Idlib province from terrorists”, but the reality on the ground Indicates non-continuity of the agreement.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights indicated that the Russian warplanes resumed their aerial bombardment on the de-escalation zone, after hours of large and mutual crowds in the area, specifically in Idlib, between the Turkish side and its loyal factions on the one hand, and the Syrian regime forces and their affiliated factions on the other. .
The observatory added that the leadership of the Turkish forces asked all its forces deployed in Idlib and the western countryside of Aleppo on Thursday, to prepare and raise the combat readiness of all elements and military leaders. The Turkish forces, according to the observatory, also, for the first time since their entry into Idlib and the western countryside of Aleppo, deployed a group of anti-armor weapons within their points along the lines of engagement with the regime forces and their affiliated factions, with the installation of mortars and directing their fire on the opposite axes and supply lines.
The escalation in Idlib coincides with the regime’s threat of a military operation on the international road Aleppo-Latakia, known as “M-4”, with the aim of “expelling the Syrian opposition factions.”
And earlier, the pro-regime newspaper, Al-Watan, said that the regime had completed its readiness to launch a possible military operation in the southern countryside of Idlib and the western countryside of Hama to expel the opposition factions, with Russian air support, in preparation for the opening of the international road to traffic and transit with “Russian-American understandings.”