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Russian missile shelling injures child west of Idlib

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2018/12/31 09:27

Idlib - SMART

On Monday, a Russian missile shelling on the village of Baksray in the Jisr al-Shughur area, 30 kilometers west of Idlib, Northern Syria, injured a child.

Hussam Zleito, the head of the Bdama village's Civil Defense, reported that Russian battleships targeted the perimeter of the village with a ballistic missile, injuring one child. The missile shelling coincided with Russian airstrikes on the villages of Maraand and al-Zaainah, Western Idlib.

Syrian government forces targeted the Jisr al-Shughur area with missiles from their bases in the Jurin camp, according to activists.

In September 2018, a suspected Russian bombing on the Jisr al-Shughur perimeter killed four civilians, including a woman, during a Syrian government forces attempt to storm the area.

The Jisr al-Shughur area is included in the Turkish-Russian agreement of September 2018. The agreement calls for the establishment of a demilitarized zone in several areas in Northern Syria.