November 11: Government forces kill 23 rebels in a truce zone, in Idlib-Syria
November 11, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Syrian government forces killed 23 rebels near Idlib province on the 9th of November. This was one of the deadliest confrontations to take place in a buffer zone where a Russian-Turkish truce is to be enforced.
An area northwest of Idlib, due to be de-militarized, witnessed this attack on a position held by the Jaish Al-Izza. Jaysh al-Izza, is a Syrian rebel group affiliated with the Free Syrian Army active in northwestern Syria. Idlib and its surrounding areas are the last remaining rebel strongholds in Syria. Many confrontations have occurred in the buffer zone, but this attack in November was the one which resulted in the greatest number of casualties inside the planned buffer zone. It is not certain what prompted the attack. It also did not appear to signal any large-scale government offensive or otherwise threaten the September 17 truce deal.
The firefight continued throughout the night, and eventually, the government troops backed out of the buffer zone. A full-scale government assault was prevented because of a truce deal between Ankara and Moscow. It has been speculated that a full-fledged confrontation in Idlib may lead to the most terrible humanitarian crisis of this civil war.
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News Source: ArabNews
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