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Russia bombards for the first time since long rebellengebied in south of Syria

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Russian fighters according to the Syrian observatory for human rights Saturday night bombing carried out in the province of Dera, in the southwest of Syria. This is the first Russian airstrikes in the area since the entry into force of a cease-fire, according to the British ngo.

According to the Observatory, Russia more than 25 bombing raids on the rebel controlled areas. Information about victims or damages has the ngo for the moment.

Russia, in Syria bombardments to support the troops of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. In July 2017 reached both countries together with the United States and Jordan – both members of the international coalition against terror group Islamic State (IS) – an agreement on a escalatiezone in the still by the rebel-controlled governorate Dera.

The last few weeks, the tension again. The Syrian army seems to make for an offensive in the region. The concentrates there are becoming more and more troops, and is itself also started bombing. The past few days, thousands of citizens of the area have already fled.

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