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Suspected Russian airstrikes kill and injure civilians in village, southern Idlib

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Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2019/11/02 10:43

Idlib - SMART

On Saturday, suspected Russian warplanes shelled a village near the city of Kafr Nubl, 30 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria, killing and injuring seven civilians. The Civil Defense is still trying to pull out the victims.

SMART reporter who was in the region said that suspected Russian warplanes launched raids on the village of Jabala near Kafr Nubl, killing six civilians and injuring a woman.

The reporter said that Civil Defense teams transferred the wounded woman to one of the hospitals in the region, while the bodies of most killed civilians turned to shreds. Civil Defense teams are waiting for the warplanes to leave to begin removing the rubble of the targeted residential buildings.

Local activists reported to SMART that Russian warplanes launched missile strikes on the perimeter of the city of Maarrat al-Nu’man and the villages of Sheikh Mustafa and Maaret Hurmah, Kafar Sijnah and al-Bara in the southern countryside of Idlib, without reports of casualties.

Last Thursday, Russian warplanes shelling killed and injured civilians in cities, towns and villages in Idlib governorate, Northern Syria.

On Aug. 30, 2019, Russia announced a ceasefire from the Syrian government forces’ side, after they launched a military campaign in southern Idlib and northern Hama. The military campaign killed and injured hundreds of civilians, caused the displacement of hundreds of thousands of others and destroyed infrastructure.