Again Russian air strikes on Idlib

DAMASCUS – Russian gevechtstoestellen have air strikes carried out on targets in the Syrian province of Idlib. To say that a rebel leader, and the Syrian Observatory for human Rights, a Britain-based organization that relies on local resources.

Idlib is considered the last major enclave still in the hands of insurgents who are fighting against the Assad regime. That will get support from Russia and Iran. In Idlib are estimated to be several tens of thousands of fighters and millions of citizens. The most powerful rebel group known in the province is the jihadist Tahrir al-Sham.

International feared that a humanitarian catastrophe on a major offensive in the rebellengebied. There warned recently both the American president Donald Trump as the pope Francis for. UN envoy Staffan de Mistura has called for humanitarian corridors so civilians can flee.

The Observatory says that the Russians on 15 August stopped with air strikes in and around Idlib. Other pro-government forces would then still shelling.


The Turkish authorities are preparing for a possible escalation of the situation. There are additional army vehicles to the border region sent, say sources at the newspaper Hürriyet. Also, Turkish observation posts in Idlib stepped up in a refugee camp in the area extensively.

Turkey fears a new influx of refugees and humanitarian drama as Syrian troops and their allies try Idlib and get your hands on. That province is considered a stronghold of opponents of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. The Turkish minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Foreign Affairs) warned last month that “a military solution” to the situation in Idlib a disaster would mean.

The Turkish government now has extra equipment to the border sent. It goes according to the resources of Hürriyet, inter alia, to tanks with special observation equipment. Which can movements of refugee groups of monitors. In Idlib, which borders Turkey, are in addition to tens of thousands of fighters, millions of citizens.

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