The Syrian army announced a ceasefire with the condition that the militants leave the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria, the borders of which were established as early as September 17 last year. In an official statement, the Tahrir al-Sham group said that in the event of provocations by government troops, fighters would cease to comply with the ceasefire.
Despite the agreement, the militants did not begin to leave the buffer zone, and therefore the artillery of the Syrian militias continued shelling the enemy’s positions in the cities of Al-Latamina, Kafr Zita (Hama Prov.), Jisr al-Shugur and several settlements. The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force, meanwhile, ceased to launch airstrikes.
The militants, in turn, attacked government positions in the n. Qardaha in the central part of Latakia province. It is reported that in this case, one resident died.