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Regime, Russian raids kill 8 civilians in Syria's Idlib

More than 20 civilians killed in attacks by regime, its allies on de-escalation zone in Idlib over past week

Burak Karacaoğlu and Esref Musa   | 06.11.2019
Regime, Russian raids kill 8 civilians in Syria's Idlib

IDLIB, Syria 

At least eight civilians were killed and more than 10 others wounded in air strikes launched by Syrian regime and Russian forces on civilian residencies in the Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria, the Syrian civil defense agency (White Helmets) said.

The Wednesday attacks were waged on Syrian residential district of Jisr Al-Shughur and the village of Sanhara in the western Idlib province, according to White Helmets.

Civil defense teams launched search and rescue operation following the airstrikes.

The death toll from the Russian airstrikes on the de-escalation zone Idlib has mounted to more than 20 over the past week.

In 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.

Since then, more than 1,300 civilians have been killed in attacks by the regime and Russian forces in the de-escalation zone.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara

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