Militant groups have increased combat activity in Syria’s Idlib, Homs and Latakia provinces, using aerial drones and suicide bombers to attack positions of Syrian government forces, the head of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said on Friday.

“Of particular concern is the situation in Idlib province where illegal armed groups that joined the ranks of Nusra Front terrorist organization [banned in Russia] have increased combat activity,” Maj. Gen. Alexei Tsygankov said at a daily briefing.

“There have been attempts by extremists to break through the Syrian army defenses in the northern part of Homs province with the use of suicide bombers, as well as attacks on the positions of government troops in Latakia province,” Tsygankov said.

“Launches of attack aerial drones are being carried out from the territory occupied by militants,” the general added.

According to Tsygankov, units of the Syrian government forces “are forced to take appropriate measures to stabilize the situation in the region.”

The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier on Friday that at least four ceasefire violations were recorded over the past 24 hours in the provinces of Latakia and Hama.
The number of areas, which signed reconciliation agreements, has remained the same and amounts to 2,518. The number of armed formations claiming that they observe the ceasefire has not changed either, standing at 234.
On Friday, Over 6,000 people were evacuated from the besieged settlements of Foua and Kefraya in the northern province of Idlib, representative of the Interdepartmental Coordination Committee Col. Igor Sergeev said.
Foua and Kefraya have been besieged by militants for several years with the humanitarian situation remaining tense there.
Source: Sputnik
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Long Live Syria

When many of the militants & terrorists got evacuated to Idlib Russians along with SAA struck a deal with them to evacuate them from so many different cities as part of their surrender policy to give up their heavy & medium caliber weapons and shifted them all the way to Idlib. Now Idlib has become the Jihadi hornets nest. You are making it too easy for them to regroup and become part of some or other militant groups in Idlib. Next time the militants who do not wish to reconcile with Russians & SAA just pull them out of the… Read more »

Aeneas Georg

The problem with your idea above is that you can only make such a deal once. After that one time, no one will agree to green busses or to reconciliation deals. Green busses and reconciliation deals have saved a lot of lives and also a lot of infrastructure from being destroyed.