DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:25 P.M.) – Jihadi rebels in the north countryside of Aleppo assaulted the Syrian Army in latest violation of the de-escalation zone agreement.
Ultraconservative militants of the Syrian al-Qaeda offshoot stationed in Haritan and Hayyan towns launched a surprise attack on government forces positions in Bashkuyi.
However, the attack was foiled, leaving 5 jihadists dead and 1 vehicle destroyed.
Six Army troops were reported dead, 2 others injured in the failed offensive.
The attack is seen as a blatant violation for the de-escalation zone agreement which also includes other areas in the war-torn country.