Terrorist groups attack safe towns in Syria's Idleb, says Russian Defense Ministry

The "Hayat Tahrir al-Sham" terrorist group has attacked areas in Syria's northwestern province of Idleb, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry's center for Syrian reconciliation, said on Saturday.

"We have registered two attacks on the area of Dahr al Kabir, two attacks on the area of Mellajah, one attack on the area of Maaret-Mouhos … in the Idleb province from the positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization", Zhuravlev said.

In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish regime's head Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed on a ceasefire in Idlib. The sides also agreed to create a security corridor six kilometres (3.7 miles) north and south of the M4 highway in Syria, which connects the provinces of Lattakia and Aleppo.

Under the ceasefire agreement, Moscow and Ankara conduct joint patrols along the M4 highway, which is currently controlled by militants.

Source: Sputnik