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Russian nighttime airstrikes kill two civilians and injure others, western Aleppo

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Editing: Abd Allah Al Darwesh |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2020/02/09 08:35
Update date: 2020/02/09 12:22

Aleppo - SMART

On Saturday night, Russian warplanes launched airstrikes on western Aleppo, Northern Syria, killing a man and a woman and injuring others.

Ibrahim Abu Laith, head of the Civil Defense media office, reported to Bawaba Halab, one of SMART media projects, that the Russian airstrikes targeted civilians houses in the village of Kafr Nouran, killing a man and his wife and injuring ten civilians.

Abu Laith added that Civil Defense teams are still searching for a missing person under the rubble of destroyed houses, after his family reported that he was missing.

According to activists, Russian warplanes launched similar airstrikes on the perimeter of the village of Kafr Naha, the al-Rahal residential compound, and the village of al-Kamari, causing only damage.

On Feb. 8, 2020, a Russian airstrike on Kafr Nouran injured two civilians.

Since Jan. 17, 2020, the Syrian government forces and Russia have intensified the bombings on the towns and villages of the southern and western Aleppo countrysides, killing and injuring civilians. The bombing was followed by a ground attack in order to gain control of the Aleppo-Damascus international 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 other

This attack is considered a continuation of the Syrian government forces and Russian military operation launched on Idlib in Apr. 25, 2019. During the military operation, the Syrian government forces gained total control of the northern Hama countryside and the Khan Shaykhun area. 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.