Russian Warplanes Strike Civil Defense Base in Maarat al-Numan

One person killed and five others wounded in Russian air raid on a civil defense center in the Idleb countryside

A Russian warplane on Thursday carried out a raid on the city of Maarat al-Numan (Al-Maara) in the Idleb countryside, killing one person and wounding a number of others from the civil defense force in the city.

According to the Al-Maara Media Center, “the raid struck the civil defense center in the city with two missiles, which killed one of the members inside and wounded five others with varying levels of injuries.”

The source added on its Facebook page that, “the damage was severe, as it damaged the central building almost completely and destroyed most of its equipment and put it out of service.”

The civil defense center in the city of Al-Maara is one of the most important centers in the southern Idleb countryside, as it covers a number of neighboring points and villages around the city.

The raid comes after an escalation by Russian aircraft Wednesday night on the cities and towns of the Idleb countryside, as strikes were carried out on the town of Kafranbel and the Taftanaz air base, which caused heavy damage, without any information about casualties.

This article was translated and 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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