Contents tagged with Idlib

  • Russia bombs Syrian Idlib destroying children's hospital

    Russian aircraft carried out a double raid on medical facilities in the de-escalation zone in Northwestern Syria, reports the Turkish Anadolu News Agency.

    At night the aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces had attacked Shinan and Maar Shurin villages, as well as the district of Maarat al-Numan.

    As a result of the strike, the Ikhlas Maternity and Children's Hospital in the village of Shannan were destroyed, two medical workers were wounded. Newborns and patients were evacuated.

    Over the past …

  • 8300 civilians killed by Russian air raids since the beginning of Syrian war

    As a result of Russian air raids in Syria, which began four years ago, nearly 8,300 civilians have been killed, including about 2,000 children, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

    According to the Syrian human rights activists, during the same period, Russian air raids resulted in the deaths of around 5,500 rebel fighters and around 5,200 jihadist militants. This means that civilian casualties account for more than 40% of the deaths, the report notes.

    Russia …

  • Russia,Turkey and Iran to decide the fate of Idlib at the summit in Astana

    The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia will meet in Ankara on Monday as part of the Astana process, with the three countries holding regular meetings in an attempt to resolve the Syrian conflict, reports the Voice of America.

    The fate of the last rebel stronghold in Idlib is expected to be the main topic.

    As Syrian government forces advance on Idlib, Ankara warns of a looming humanitarian catastrophe.

    In recent weeks, Syrian regime forces have been mercilessly attacking rebel positions in …

  • Russian media: Russian air force thwarted Israeli attack on Syria

    The Russian news portal Lenta.ru reported that Russian Su-35S multi-role super-maneuverable fighter aircraft of the fourth generation prevented the Israeli Air Force from attacking targets in Syria on the night of September 9.

    The news outlet claims that the Russian aircraft “were urgently scrambled from the Khmeimim airbase” and sent to intercept the Israeli bombers in order to prevent them from “attacking Syria in response to an alleged bombardment of Israeli territory”.

    The article …

  • Three Russian officers killed in Syria

    Three officers of the Russian Armed Forces were killed in Syria, and two soldiers were seriously injured, reports the newspaper Vedomosti citing a source in the military and diplomatic circles. The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 4, in the area of the Dzhurin village.

    According to preliminary data, a group of eight people was going in the direction of the command observation post without crossing the demarcation line. There were two explosions of OZM-72 mines about 30 m before the …

  • Russian special forces seen in Idlib, Syria

    Experts are discussing what is believed to be the activity of Russian special forces in the Syrian province of Idlib, which is still controlled by opposition forces. According to local sources, Russian special forces have been conducting “anti-terrorist raids” against Ahrar al-Sham. Russia previously tried to establish dialog with this group. The reports, if correct, seem to indicate that the group’s fate has been decided.

    Reports that 16 Ahrar al-Sham fighters had been killed caused …

  • Russian and US Chiefs of Staff hold telephone conversation after American airstrike on Syria

    Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and First Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Valery Gerasimov had a telephone conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    It is noted that the military leaders discussed the situation in Syria in order to of prevent incidents during operations to fight terrorist groups.

    On August 31, the United …

  • U.S. carries out missile strikes on Syria without informing Russia

    The U.S. has launched a missile strike on the infrastructure of the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda near the city of Idlib.

    According to the U.S. Central Command, the targets of the operation targeted al-Qaida in Syria leaders responsible for attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.

    According to the Pentagon, the operation will further degrade their ability to conduct future attacks and destabilize the region.

    According to human rights organizations, dozens of …

  • Russia announces unilateral ceasefire by Assad's forces in Idlib

    Russia has announced a new unilateral ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian government forces will cease fire at 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria reported on Friday, August 30.

    An agreement has been reached to stabilize the situation, the Russian military said, urging armed commanders to join the peace process in the areas under their control.

    In September 2018, Russia and Turkey agreed on a ceasefire in Idlib. The …

  • Russia and Syria accused of attacking Turkish forces

    Russian and Syrian aircraft have conducted more than 15 airstrikes against the Syrian provinces of Hama and Idlib, even hitting a Turkish observation point, Al-Masdar News reports, citing its own sources.

    The attacks caused significant damage to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group and the Syrian Free Army, which are backed by Turkey. The Turkish observation point under construction at the town of Sheir Magher was also damaged in one of the airstrikes, although no one was reportedly injured or …