Russian airstrikes injure two civilians in western Aleppo
Aleppo - SMART
On Saturday, Russian airstrikes injured two civilians in western Aleppo, Northern Syria.
Muthanna Barakat, member of the local council in the village of Kafr Nouran, western Aleppo, reported to SMART that Russian warplanes launched airstrikes on houses in the village, injuring two civilians.
Military sources said that the Russian warplanes bombed the city of Haritan, the village of Kafr Hamrah, Rif al-Muhandisin 2, and the 46th Regiment near the city of al-Atarib. The bombings caused only damage.
On Feb. 8, 2020, intense Syrian government forces and Russian bombing killed and injured ten civilians in the city of Anadan, the town of Hayyan and the village of Urum al-Kubrah in the Aleppo governorate.
Since Jan. 17, 2020, Russia and the Syrian government forces have intensified their bombings on villages and towns in the southern and western countryside of Aleppo, killing and injuring civilians. A week later, the two parties launched a ground attack to gain control of the Aleppo-Damascus highway.
Since Nov. 25, 2019, the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, supported by Russia, have been launching a ground military attack on the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo. The Syrian government gained control of dozens of villages and towns in the region, after intense shelling. The shelling killed and injured hundreds of civilians, and displaced hundreds of thousands of others.
This attack is considered a continuation of the military operation launched by the Syrian government forces and Russia on Idlib on Apr. 25, 2019. During the military operation, the Syrian government forces gained total control of the northern countryside of Hama and the area of Khan Sheikhun. Military analysts and journalists said that by this military operation, the Syrian government aims to gain control of the Aleppo-Damascus international highway that connects Turkey to Jordan and the Arab Gulf States in order to reopen it later under Russian and Turkish sponsorship agreed upon by the two countries.