IDLIB, Syria

Attacks by the Assad regime continued in Syria’s Idlib province on Friday despite Russia’s recent announcement of a ceasefire in the region. 

Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday announced a ceasefire, taking effect in the region at 02.00 p.m. local time (1200GMT).

Following Russia’s declared ceasefire, regime forces on Thursday shelled Maarat Al-Numan city and the villages of Maar Shoreen, Talmenes, and Maar Shamshah and continued on Friday to bomb Maarat Al-Numan and Talmenes.

The Assad regime also launched ground operations to take more villages and towns in the southern countryside of Idlib.

In September 2018, Turkey and Russia

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