Syrian Soldier Killed In Militant Shelling In Latakia - Russian Military

Syrian Soldier Killed in Militant Shelling in Latakia - Russian Military

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th November, 2018) A Syrian soldier died as a result of shelling by militants in the province of Latakia over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian Reconciliation said in a statement on Tuesday.

"One ceasefire violation has been registered in the Idlib de-escalation zone over the past 24 hours.

Militants of illegal armed groups attacked the positions of Syrian government forces in the area close to Tal-Metwasi in Latakia province. One serviceman of the Syrian Arab Republic was killed in the attack," the statement read.

The Reconciliation Center called on the leaders of armed groups that operate in the Idlib de-escalation zone to join the truce.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the government forces fighting against numerous opposition groups and terrorist organizations. Russia along with Turkey and Iran are guarantors of the ceasefire regime in Syria.

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