Turkish forces shell Syrian troops in Idlib: report

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-04 20:19:30|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Turkish forces fired artillery shells on Syrian military positions in the eastern countryside of the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday, a war monitor reported.

The Turkish artillery shelling in Idlib targeted the Syrian military positions in the city of Saraqeb in the eastern countryside of Idlib, with no reports on losses yet, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Britain-based watchdog group said the Syrian government forces also shelled positions of the Turkey-backed rebels in the Zawiya mountain in the southern countryside of Idlib.

For their side, the rebels shelled Syrian forces' positions in the southern countryside of Idlib, as part of the daily showdown between the rebels and the Syrian government forces.

Idlib has emerged as the rebels' last major stronghold in the country.

In March, Turkey and Russia brokered a cease-fire agreement in Idlib. The observatory said that the Syrian and Russian warplanes stopped shelling Idlib, but ground shelling is incessant. Enditem