Syria ..Temporary ceasefire announced in Idlib & Hama

A temporary ceasefire has started in both Hama and Idlib provinces following new round of talks between Russia and Turkey regarding the situation in northern Syria.

According to the sources, the ceasefire put in place since yesterday midnight and will last for 72 hours with possibility of renewing it.

Following the ceasefire announcement, airstrikes by Russian and Syrian air force have completely stopped where no airstrikes reported in the past 12h.

Also the Syrian Army halts the offensive and shelling temporary across the front-lines in northern Hama and southern Idlib, where Army’s source said that the Syrian troops will respond only to militants violations of the ceasefire.

At the same time, many jihadist rebels factions refused the ceasefire including the National Liberation Front and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham where they are demanding the Syrian Army to withdraw from the recently captured areas before any ceasefire put in place.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham showed their refusal of the ceasefire by firing several missiles at early morning today toward the Russian airbase in Latakia.

Meanwhile, heavy clashes broke out between the Syrian army and militants in northern Latakia countryside in the surroundings of Kabani amid a new attempt by the army troops to advance in the area.