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Russia Burns Idlib With Napalm and White Phosphorus: Activists

Activists report numerous attacks on the rebel-held province over recent days, likely in response to last week's missile attack by U.S. forces on a Syrian air base, opposition outlet Zaman al-Wasl writes
Russia Burns Idlib With Napalm and White Phosphorus: Activists

Russian warplanes bombed the northern town of Saraqib with napalm and white phosphorus bombs on Sunday, local activists said, publishing footage showing massive fires sweeping the residential districts of the key town in Idleb province.

The use of internationally banned weapons mounted in a blatant act of aggression against the Syrian people, after U.S. cruise missile struck a Syrian air field Friday.

On Saturday, at least 21 civilians were killed when Russian jets struck the northern Idleb province with cluster bombs, local reporter said.

Meanwhile, 18 people lost their lives in a cluster bomb attack the town of Awarm al-Joz, and three others were killed in Russian airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun, the site of last Tuesday’s sarin gas attack.

In the western countryside of Idleb, Russia’s jets also hit towns of Maerherma and Basamis with white phosphorous.

The town of Al-Lataminah in the northern countryside of Hama was also hit with napalm overnight, causing huge fires, local activists said Saturday.

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

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