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Russia’s Idlib bombings have killed the first civilians since the March ceasefire agreement

June 9, 2020

The bombings against rebel positions in the Syrian province of Idlib (northwest), which have been carried out by Russian fighter planes since Monday, have killed two civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who emphasized that they are the first to be carried out by Russian attacks since the ceasefire agreement in March.

The London-based organization and whistleblowers in the Arab country have indicated that Moscow carried out a total of 30 bombings on Monday, of which almost 15 were added on Tuesday.

Russia’s airstrikes took place after the armed group Hurras al Din, the al-Qaida subsidiary in Syria, launched an offensive that allowed it to take two locations in Hama province for two hours, although they were eventually driven out by Syrians Troops.

Russia’s Idlib bombings have killed the first civilians since the March ceasefire agreementRussia’s Idlib bombings have killed the first civilians since the March ceasefire agreement

The observatory found that fighting in which government forces had Russian air support resulted in the deaths of more than 40 people, including at least 19 soldiers and 22 jihadists, including a senior official from the Syrian nationality group.