In the run-up to the Astana conference next week, north-west Syria witnessed significant escalations involving all sides and their international backers. Clashes flared between Turkish forces and the regime with Russian backing, as the two sides traded rounds of artillery fire over the demarcation line in the southern Idlib countryside. However, indicated from the placement of regime forces, a larger offensive campaign remains unlikely for now.
Attached Map: Military Situation in North-West Syria – 1st July 2021
(The timeframe for this report is the month of June 2021)