Russia resumes Idlib air strikes

Russia resumes Idlib air strikes

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Russia resumes Idlib air strikes

Russian warplanes have been hitting targets at many civilian residential areas and the frontlines of the opposition in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.

According to local sources, the fighter warplanes attacked west of Idlib and north of Hama on Sept. 4 noon.

The sources said the Russian warplanes hit civilian residential areas in Jisr al-Shughur City, areas of Basanqul, Ghani, Innab, Sirmaniyah west of Idlib, Zayzun area north of Hama, as well as the opposition’s frontlines.

According to a Syrian opposition aircraft observatory, so far a total of 20 attacks were carried out by three Russian warplanes, which took off from Hmeimim airbase.

While the attacks continue, the number of casualties are unknown.

Located near the Turkish border, Idlib has been designated as a de-escalation zone where acts of aggression are expressly forbidden as part of the ongoing Astana process.

Nevertheless, for the past two months, the Idlib de-escalation zone has been the target of particularly fierce airstrikes by Russia and Assad regime forces. 

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