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Syrian government forces and Russian intense bombings kill and injure civilians in Idlib

Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2020/02/24 11:05
Update date: 2020/02/24 14:15

Idlib - SMART

On Monday, Syrian government forces and Russian intense bombings killed and injured people in the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria.

Ameen Hababa, manager of the Civil Defense center in the village of Sufuhon, reported to SMART that Russian airstrikes killed two civilians and injured four others in the village of al-Fatterah in the southern Idlib countryside. 

Another Civil Defense source reported that Russian airstrikes killed three civilians and injured 11 others in the village of Kawkaba in Kafr Nubl. The source did not specify whether the victims were civilians or fighters.

The source noted that Russian warplanes bombed a road near the village of al-Bara, killing a civilian and injuring five others, whose identity was not specified too.

Military observatories and local sources reported that Syrian government forces warplanes bombed the villages of Kansafra and Bsames. The Syrian government forces stationed in the southern Idlib countryside shelled al-Bara.

The sources added that Russian warplanes bombed Kafr Nubl and Kansafra. 

The Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, supported by Russia, are 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.