BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – Just a day after the Russian Reconciliation Center announced a ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate, both the Syrian military and jihadist rebels traded attacks near the key city of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man.

According to reports from southeast Idlib, the militant forces began the day by firing guided missiles at a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) post in the town of Jarjanaz. The Syrian Army post was destroyed as a result of this missile strike.

In response to the militant attack, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) launched a couple airstrikes over the eastern region of Idlib, targeting areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed militants.

A source from the Syrian Army said sporadic artillery exchanges are also taking place; however, he did point out that the hostilities have significantly diminished since the ceasefire announcement.

The Syrian Army source added that the military will remain on high alert in the area, but they will not resume their offensive if the jihadists adhere to the cessation of hostilities agreement.

In the past, the Russian and Turkish armed forces have attempted to implement ceasefires in northwestern Syria; however, they have often ended with both warring parties trading offensives.

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Nestor Arapa

Con este alto al fuego los que salen ganando son los terroristas, aprovechan la situación para abastecerse y fortalecer sus defensas con ayuda de Turquía.

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Fock the cease fire and just concentrate and eliminate the Shitlamic Jihadis. Period. Please End the Syrian War which is now into its 8th year, bring peace to the whole of Syria & the rest of the World. Every one is just fed up. Iran, Israel, Turki & US are trespassing in & out of Syria. Time to rebuild Syria.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Cease fire is for SAA-Russia-Iran-hezbolah, and it is not for Turkey terrorists.