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Daesh Shells Idlib De-Escalation Zone in Syria 39 Times, Reconciliation Center Reports

Sputnik News

22:48 GMT 26.10.2020

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants of the Daesh group* carried out 39 attacks on the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria, Rear Adm. Alexander Grinkevich, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing.

"A total of 39 attacks were registered in the Idlib de-escalation zone from the positions of the Daesh group (including, according to the Syrian side, 34 attacks) in the provinces of Idlib (17 attacks), Aleppo (4), Latakia (16), Hama (2)," Rear Adm. Grinkevich said.

He said that no shelling by illegal armed groups controlled by Turkey had been registered over the past 24 hours.

Earlier, Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib conducted an airstrike that killed more than 40 terrorists and injured at least 60 others, according to Syria's Al Watan newspaper.

Idlib remains one of the last strongholds of terrorists and rebel militant groups in the country. Since 2011, Syria has been experiencing a period of instability, with the government of Bashar Assad battling a number of opposition groups and terrorist organizations. At the moment, the country's authorities are primarily focused on the political settlement of the continuous crisis as well as the reconstruction of Syria and the return of refugees.

*Al-Qaeda, Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State), terrorist groups banned in Russia and a number of other countries

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