Russian air strike killed 5 civilians in Syria 1

Russian air strike killed 5 civilians in Syria


A source of surveillance said that Russian air strikes killed at least five civilians on Monday in the last major opposition site in northwestern Syria, bringing the death toll to 25 in less than 24 hours.

The Syrian Human Rights Watch said that the early morning attacks had hit a densely populated village in the province of Aleppo, and there have been fighting for weeks between the government forces supported by the Russian army and their opposition.

According to the British monitor, the victims include at least one child and some internally displaced Syrians.

According to the Observatory, one night after, violent bombing by Russia and the regime killed at least 20 civilians in the neighboring provinces of Idlib and Aleppo.

Since December, Syrian government forces, with the support of Moscow, have launched a violent attack on the Idlib area in the north-west of the country and re-occupied them successively.

The violence has killed more than 300 civilians and has led to approximately 586,000 escaping relative security near the Turkish border.

About 3 million people live in rebel bastions, half of whom have been displaced by the devastating war in Syria.

Observers said that Sunday’s air strikes by Russian allies killed 14 people, 9 of them in the village of Kar Nuran in the Aleppo province in the southwest.

Air raids from rough barrel bombs in Syria have also killed four civilians in the Atareb area in eastern Aleppo, another died in a gunfire near the town of Gisr Shughur and one in southern Idlib Ketian village.

The regime and the Russian army have intensified their attacks on Aleppo in recent days because the government forces blocked a 2 km stretch of the M5 motorway that remains out of their control.

An important highway connecting Damascus with Aleppo, a second city, was economically vital for the government after the Nine Years War.

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