Sunday August 19, 2018 10:52
 
 
 

Heavy Bombing Kills 21 Civilians in Idleb as Russia Retaliates for Pilot Death

Feb 5th, 2018 by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

Russia steps up its deadly attacks on the rebel-held province following the downing of one of its jets, Zaman al-Wasl reports

Heavy Bombing Kills 21 Civilians in Idleb as Russia Retaliates for Pilot Death

At least 14 civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded in Russian airstrikes following the downing of a Russian jet and the killing of its pilot in north-west Idleb province on Saturday, a local rescuing group said.

The White Helmets Civil Defense group said Russian warplanes pounded the town of Khan al-Sibl and Maasaran.

Seven more people were also killed in heavy airstrikes on northern town of Saraqeb, with the regime and Russia carrying out more than 25 raids since early morning Sunday, the group added.

The key town in northwestern province of Idleb has endured heavy aerial bombardment over the past week. Around 30 people were killed in Saraqeb and the town of Ariha in recent days.

On Friday, seven displaced people burned to death in deadly airstrikes targeting their vehicle as they fled regime bombardment on the village of Tel Adhiya.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

News


About Us

The Syrian Observer is a daily online news service covering Syrian political and civil society news.

It is dedicated primarily to translating into English news contents produced by Syria's official press,opposition groups,activists and civil society.

In addition to translated content, the website publishes original features,op-eds,interviews and blog posts. It also aims at building an extensive Who is Who database of the main actors of the Syrian political and civil society scenes.

The Syrian Observer


Copyright© 2018 The Syrian Observer. All rights reserved.

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Twitter

Subscribe

Website Security Test


close
Subscribe

Get our weekly newsletter right into your inbox!