"High tension in the Syrian province of Idlib despite the ceasefire in place, with at least 15 dead."
"One of them caused the death of six Syrian soldiers and nine fighters from the Islamic Party of Turkistan. This act occurred in the Idlib, where is the last opposition bastion of al-Assad's administration," he added.
Despite these clashes, "calm prevails in Idlib, and no airstrikes are reported in the province," Idlib city spokesman for the Syrian Civil Defense Ahmed al Sheikhu told local press on Friday.
While the ceasefire agreement between Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came into effect at midnight, Friday's announcements show that the crisis could reignite in this territory.
So far, the offensive on Idlib has caused more than 1,500 deaths and 960,000 displaced since December 1, 2019.