At least ten civilians were Wednesday killed in Syrian air strikes in the northwestern province of Idlib. The government troops are supported by their Russian ally a month ago, an offensive began against the jihadist areas in that part of the country. That handed the Syrian Observatory for human Rights (SOHR), whose headquarters are in the British Coventry Wednesday.
Seven citizens were killed in raids on the village of Sarja, which is on the front line between the adjacent regeringszones and the by the salafi jihadists of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda) occupied territories. ‘The bombing of the government Assad and Russia are intensively pursued in different regions. The Russian air strikes will focus on the city of Khan Shaykhun and its surroundings”, said SOHR director Rami Abdel Rahman.
Since Sunday would be the bombing and artillery fire on Idlib and neighboring areas more than 50 civilians, among them many children, were killed. A large part of the province of Idlib, as well as areas in the neighbouring provinces of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia are still in the hands of HTS. The Syrian government had no actual offensive announced against HTS, but it carries since the end of april bombing raids on jihadist sectors and with grondoorlogen different areas in the south of the province of Idlib and north of Hama recaptured.
270.000 fled from Idlib
The United States, pointing with accusing finger at Bashar al-Assad and his Russian ally and moons on the air strikes to stop. ‘Indiscriminate attacks on civilians and public infrastructure such as schools, markets or hospitals are an unwise and unacceptable escalation, ” said the spokeswoman of the American ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morgan Ortagus, Tuesday.
For the UN Security council said Ursula Mueller, head of the department for humanitarian affairs, that since the end of april approximately 270,000 people by the violence in Idlib are driven out.
The war in Syria took since 2011, more than 370,000 lives.