26 Dec 2018 09:25

One Syrian soldier killed, 4 wounded in attacks by militants - Russian Center for Reconciliation

HMEIMIM (Syria). Dec 26 (Interfax) - The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria has observed over 20 attacks by militants in the Idlib de-escalation area that killed one Syrian soldier and injured four.

In the Idlib de-escalation area, the militants attacked Bsharfa (two times), Beyt-Zivan (two times), Nahshabba (two times), Sandran, Darh-abu-Asad and Jubb-al-Zarour in the Latakia province, Abu-Dali (three times), Tell Bizam, Magayr, Zalaqiyat and Tall-Maraq in the Hama province, and western (two times) and northwestern (two times) outskirts of Aleppo, Russian Center for Reconciliation head Lt. Gen. Sergei Solomatin said.

"One Syrian soldier was killed and four were injured as a result of the attack on Tell Bizam," he said.

In furtherance of the Syrian president's order, the authorities continue to amnesty dodgers of the military duty, including refugees and former militants.

"As of December 24, 2018, 20,375 persons have been amnestied," Solomatin said. He said earlier that 19,000 persons were amnestied as of December 21.