About 50 soldiers of the regime forces have been killed in armed factions' attacks since January 16, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, Yuri Borenkov, said on Sunday.
“Since January 16, 2020, as many as 47 Syrian soldiers have been killed and 77 more have been wounded in attacks staged by militants. A total of 51 civilians have been killed and 166 have been injured,” he said.
According to Borenkov, rebel fighters in Syria are using regular weapons and munitions of NATO member nations. “Whereas previously, illegal armed groups used mostly self-made weapons and munitions, now they are making wide use of regular munitions and weapons of NATO countries,” he said.
He also said that since January 16, rebels have staged as many as 253 shelling attacks in Idlib. This is the most serious outburst of tensions after May 2019,” he stressed.
Four de-escalation zones were established in Syria under an agreement reached by the three Syrian ceasefire guarantor nations, namely Russia, Iran and Turkey, in May 2017.
Source: Al-Masdar News.