DAMASCUS, Sept 14 (NNN-SANA) – Shells fired by the Syrian army slammed near a Turkish observation point in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.
The shells fell in the surrounding of the Turkish observation point, in the southern countryside of Idlib, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Britain-based watchdog group said, the rebels also fired on government positions in the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib countryside.
The fire exchange comes, as a cease-fire has been in place since late last month, in the deescalation zone in Idlib Province and nearby areas.
Last month, the Syrian army agreed to observe a cease-fire in Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the country.
The Syrian army said, it reserves the right to respond to any violation by the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the backbone of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which is the most powerful rebel group in Idlib.
The new cease-fire aims to halt the fighting in Idlib.
The countryside of Hama and the adjacent Idlib province are included in the deescalation zone established by Russia and Turkey last Sept.
Under the deal, Turkish observation points were set up in some areas in Idlib and Hama. However, the deal failed to materialise as the Nusra Front refused to withdraw and fighting continued.– NNN-SANA