8 Civilians Killed in Russian Airstrikes on Western Idleb: Activists, Rescue Workers

Strikes come after rebels launch counterattack on pro-Assad forces in the province's east, Zaman al-Wasl reports

At least eight civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes in the northern province of Idleb, local activists and emergency services said on Wednesday.

The napalm rocket attack hit the town of Sanqara in the western countryside of the province.

Meanwhile, clashes continued between Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Assad regime forces near the Abu al-Duhur military air base.

Khattab Abou Omar, a HTS field commander, told Zaman al-Wasl early this week that the Islamist alliance, led by Al-Qaeda’s former Syria branch, had launched a counterattack on regime troops in the eastern countryside of Idleb, killing and wounding dozens.

The HTS fighters captured the villages of Surouj and Rabea near the town of Sinjar.

Last Saturday, a Hezbollah military media unit reported that the Syrian army and allied forces captured Abu al-Duhur air base.

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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