According to Rear Admiral Alexandr Scherbitski, head of the Syrian Ministry of Defense’s Center for Reconciliation in Syria, the Syrian armed forces have warded off an attack by two armed groups against their positions in Idlib in the north of the country.
“On July 10th, around 9:30 a.m. local time (8:30 a.m. on mainland Spain), two groups of fighters from the illegal armed groups, a total of 250 people, from Zaitunyik city seized the positions of government forces near Shamshuran and Qara an Djages “in Idlib, said Sherbitsky, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.
The Syrian military managed to thwart the attack and neutralize eight fighters. According to Scherbitski, the attack did not result in any deaths in the ranks of the Syrian army.
Although classified as a demilitarized zone, the Idlib region is suffering from tensions, attacks by the Syrian regime’s armed forces with the support of Russia, and clashes between the forces of the Al-Assad regime and the Turkish military. The escalation of tensions has led to the displacement of more than 800,000 people in north-western Syria and a serious humanitarian crisis.