Rebels Down Russian Reconnaissance Drone In Syria’s Idlib: Monitor

DAMASCUS, July 11 (NNN-SANA) – The rebels in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, shot down a Russian reconnaissance drone amid intense battles on Friday, a war monitor reported.

The rebels of the National Front group, targeted a Russian reconnaissance drone with anti-aircraft missiles, southeast of Idlib, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The UK-based watchdog group said, the rebels fired at Syrian military positions, in areas in the southern countryside of Idlib, amid intense battles with the Syrian army in that part of the country.

Earlier in the day, the Observatory said, the Syrian army conducted heavy shelling on rebels’ positions in the northern countryside of the Latakia province in northwestern Syria.

The army foiled a major rebel attack in Latakia on Friday, inflicting hefty toll on them. A myriad of rebel groups is located in Idlib and nearby areas in the countryside of Latakia.

Idlib is considered the last major rebel stronghold in the country.

In Mar, Russia and Turkey brokered a cease-fire in Idlib, but activists report violations by both sides.– NNN-SANA