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Syrian regime bombs Idlib de-escalation zone

Smoke rises after the Assad Regime carried out air strikes in Idlib, Syria on 8 September 2018 [Ekrem Masry/Anadolu Agency]
Smoke rises after the Assad Regime carried out air strikes in Idlib, Syria on 8 September 2018 [Ekrem Masry/Anadolu Agency]

Syrian regime forces and allied militia bombed opposition held areas in the de- escalation zone in Idlib in a new breach of the Sochi agreement, local sources said.

According to the sources, the Syrian regime forces shelled the villages of Al-Lattamnehh in the Hama countryside and the villages of Zakat and Tel Wasit in Sahl Al-Ghab using more than 50 artillery shells and missiles.

The Director of civil defence in Idlib, Mustafa Haj Yousuf, said the shelling targeted different points without causing casualties.

Earlier in September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached an agreement to establish a demilitarised zone separating the Syrian regime forces and the opposition militias in Idlib and its surroundings.

Syrian regime forces and their allies continue to violate the agreement.

According to the Anadolu Agency, the regime's bombings have killed 33 civilians and wounded dozens more in Idlib since the Sochi agreement was reached.

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