Report: Turkey behind Terrorists’ Violation of Ceasefire in Zabadani, Idlib
The violation of the ceasefire in the countryside of Damascus and Idlib province has been orchestrated by the Turkish government, media reports said.
Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group has received orders from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to violate the ceasefire between the government and the militants in the town of Zabadani in Damascus countryside and two Shiite villages of Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province, the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper reported.
“One of the reasons that the ceasefire was violated was because Ahrar al-Sham called for complete withdrawal of the Syrian troops from the villages of Kafraya and Fuaa in Idlib,” Al-Watan quoted Secretary General of the Syrian Solidarity Party Mohammad Abolqassem as saying.
On Saturday, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces kicked off fresh military operations to seize back Zabadani.
The army and the resistance forces started their operations to take control of al-Mazaya town in the Southern parts of Zabadani as the 48-hour ceasefire with the militants ended on Saturday.
Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group resumed artillery fire on the two towns of Fuaa and Kafraya to violate the ceasefire.
A 48-hour ceasefire had begun at 6a.m. Thursday in several towns in the Northwestern and Western parts of Syria along the border with Lebanon, including Zabadani.
The truce terms included ceasefire in the town of Zabadani in the countryside of Damascus and two Shiite villages of Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province.
The ceasefire was announced in Zabadani while the terrorists have been surrounded by the Syrian army and resistance forces one and a half kilometers from the city center.
The local ceasefires happen from time to time in parts of Syria to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered.