BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The month of February got off to a volatile start in Syria, as several offensives were taking place across the northern part of the country.

Beginning with the Turkish-led incursion into the Afrin region, the Aleppo Governorate witnessed some of the most intense clashes this month.

Adding fuel to the fire was the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) big offensive in the southern countryside of Aleppo, which targeted the towns surrounding the eastern railway near the Idlib provincial border.

However, much of the violence would die down once the Syrian Arab Army announced the conclusion of their field operations in both the Idlib and Aleppo governorates.

Meanwhile, near the capital city of Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Islamist rebels have traded offensives in the Harasta suburb, causing some of the fiercest firefights to take place this year.

The Syrian Arab Army has now sent a large number of reinforcements to this front, as most of their forces in Idlib and Aleppo are no longer needed due to the ongoing deconflication agreement between Iran, Turkey, and Russia.

Since this deconflication agreement between the aforementioned countries, much of the violence has dissipated in the northern part of the country, excluding the Afrin region.

With the battle for Afrin heating up and the Syrian government’s recent concentration of troops to Damascus, this month could end on a very violent note.

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