MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Terrorists from the Front al Nusra group (banned in Russia) fired 38 shots in the Idlib demilitarized zone in Syria, reported the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, Rear Admiral Alexandr Grinkévich.
“In the Idlib demilitarized zone, 38 shots were fired from the positions of the Frente al Nusra group,” he told reporters.
He also reported that the joint patrolling of the Russian and Turkish military continues in the Syrian governorates of Aleppo, Hasaka and Deir Ezzor.
Since March 2011, Syria has been experiencing a conflict in which government forces are confronting armed opposition factions and terrorist groups.
The situation in Idlib got worse at the end of February Last year, when Hayat Tahrir al Sham (formerly known as Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate al Nusra Front, all three banned in Russia) launched a series of massive attacks, to which the Syrian Army responded with an aerial bombardment.
In this governorate there are also observation posts of the Turkish Army.
In accordance with what was agreed on March 5 last in Moscow between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the military of both countries carry out joint patrols in Idlib.