UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)
Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria has launched a ground offensive in the western and southern parts of the Aleppo region, which are within the borders of the Idlib desalination zone.
Assad’s army, backed by foreign-backed terrorist groups from Iran, is bombing civilian settlements west and south of Halep and opposition front lines.
The terrorist groups in question had begun gathering in the western and southern Halep area of Halep from the provinces of Halep, Deirizor, Hama and Latakia last week, completing preparations for the attack.
Russian aircraft also provided support yesterday for attacks on the outskirts of Halep.
Russian planes also took part in the bombing of Maarrat al-Numan south of Idlib yesterday and today.
In the area under attack is also the strategic M5 highway, which connects Halep to Latakia and extends as far as Jordan through Halep, Hamas, Homs and Damascus.
Recent aggression in the desalination zone in Idlib has caused hundreds of thousands of civilians to move to the border with Turkey.
– The situation in Idlib
During the May 2017 meeting of Turkey, Russia and Iran in Astana, Kazakhstan, Idlib was declared a de-escalation zone, including some surrounding areas, where acts of aggression would be banned.
Turkey and Russia reached an additional agreement in September last year in Sochi in the wake of the Syrian regime’s ceasefire violation.
However, regime forces with the help of supporters have continued their attacks despite the deal. Since that date, over 1,600 civilians have lost their lives as a result of the attacks.
Russia, the regime and its backing terrorists targeting the Idlib have, since the beginning of 2019, caused the migration of some 1,300,000 civilians near the border with Turkey.
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