Damascus, April 4 (IANS) The Syrian and Turkish forces brought in new reinforcements into the war-torn country’s northwestern province of Idlib, according to a watchdog.

The Turkish side sent 35 military vehicles into its military observation points in Idlib on Friday, bringing the overall number of military vehicles that have entered the region since March 5 to 2,225, along with thousands of soldiers, Xinhua news agency quted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.

The UK-based watchdog group also said the Syrian forces brought reinforcement to frontline areas in Idlib.

Both sides are observing a ceasefire that was brokered by Turkey and Russia on March 5.

Idlib is the last major rebel stronghold in the country and the latest ceasefire was reached after the Turkish and Syrian forces had bouts of fighting in that area.

–IANS

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