16 Dec 2019 12:51

Russian military reports 19 attacks by militants in Idlib de-escalation area

HMEIMIM. Dec 16 (Interfax) - The Russian military has patrolled several areas of northeastern Syria consistent with the Russian-Turkish memorandum of mutual understanding signed on October 22, 2019.

"Russian military police continued to patrol the routes Qamishli - Tel Bazariyah, Ayn Isa - Nituliyah, and Qamishli - Mabruk in the Hasekah province, and Kobane - Mahmoodi, Ajami - Avshariyah, and Ajami - Manbij in the Aleppo province," head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria Maj. Gen. Yury Borenkov told the press on Sunday evening.

Militants are continuing to violate the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation area, Borenkov said.

"Nineteen attacks were registered over the past day," he said.

The militants attacked Aleppo, Benyamin, and Makanis ad-Dwairi in the Aleppo province; Sanjeka, Safsara, Saraf, and Kuhbaniya in the Latakia province; Dar Hardata in the Hama province; and Sharki Kafer Dun, Sukkoriya, Kefraya, Tamana, as-Salihiya, and Umm el-Halahil in the Idlib province.

Meanwhile, officers of the Reconciliation Center accomplished three humanitarian missions in Marrat in the Deir ez-Zor province, Hamidiyah of the Tartus province, and Hamdun in the Aleppo province. Locals received 1,200 food care packages with a total weight of 7.02 tonnes, Borenkov said.