72-hour truce without warplanes, heavy shelling targeted Hmeimim

The demilitarized zones have witnessed various-escalating attacks in the last few hours. Large explosions have hit Jebla area at dawn on Saturday, following an attack by drone on Hmeimim Airbase established by Russia, followed by bombing by the regime on the Lattakia countryside despite a 72-hour truce, where flights have been lack, but ground bombing continues.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a cautious calm prevailed in all demilitarized zones with a heaviest escalation on its 19th day, amid a complete absence of warplanes and helicopters over the region since Friday midnight until the day, as shells were fired by the regime forces intermittently on the axis of Kebana in Jabel al-Akrad, and several shells fired by the regime forces fell on areas in the northern countryside of Hama on Saturday morning.

Huge explosions were heard in the Jebla area early on Saturday morning, which was caused by an attack with drones, as well as the firing of missiles at Hmeimim Military Airport, Russia's main airbase in Syria.

This coincided with the Russian defenses' confrontation of this new ground and air attack by the mercenary gangs, and there was no information on casualties.

In a related development, more than 15 rocket shells launched by mercenary gangs fell on Saturday dawn and morning on the villages of al-Sharashir, al-Haweiz and other places in the countryside of Jebla city, causing casualties.

In a related context, a field commander of the regime noted "the ceasefire on the fronts of Idlib and the countryside of Hama and Lattakia for 72 hours."

"The cease-fire took effect at the middle of this night for 72 hours," the Sputnik news agency quoted from a field commander without mentioning his name.

The source provided no further details on the ceasefire, its causes or the way to reach it.



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