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Syrian Army to Resume Military Operations Against Terrorists in Idlib Province Soon

TEHRAN The command headquarters of the Syrian Army in a statement declared resumption of the military operations in Northern Syria, as it blamed Turkey's lack of commitment to the Sochi Agreement and continued violation of the ceasefire by terrorist groups in Northern Syria.

"The Ankara-backed terrorists violated the ceasefire with the Syrian Army and attacked the residential areas in the safe zone several times in de-escalation regions," the Syrian Army and Armed Forces Command Center said in its statement.

It pointed to continued attacks by terrorists stationed in Idlib upon Turkey's green light and following destructive moves and indifference of Turkey to their commitments to the Sochi agreement on Idlib, the terrorist groups reinforced their military positions in Syria.

The statement reiterated that the Syrian government agreed with ceasefire in Idlib on the condition that Turkey fulfills its commitments under the Sochi agreement, but it was not realized, and the Syrian Army will hence resume its military operations against terrorist groups and will respond to their attacks.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Syrian Army warded off the terrorist groups' attacks on the government forces' military positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted battlefield sources as saying that the terrorist groups stationed in the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria launched rocket attacks on the Syrian Army's military points in Kharbeh al-Naqous and al-Hakoureh in Sahl al-Ghab in Northwestern Hama and violated the ceasefire for the third consecutive day.

The sources noted that a large number of terrorists were killed and wounded in the Syrian Army's artillery and missile attacks on their military positions, while the rest of the militants were forced to retreat from their positions.

Meantime, the Syrian government forces attacked the terrorists' movements towards the Syrian Army's military points in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.

Source: Fars News Agency