SOHR: Seven killed in Russian air strike in northwest Syria

SOHR: Seven killed in Russian air strike in northwest Syria
Update: 22 July 2022 20:58
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A Russian attack reportedly left seven people dead, four young children among them, in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.

Seven people, including four sibling children, were killed Friday by Russian air strikes in western Idlib, Syria, according to a report by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

The air strikes at dawn targeted a site in the outskirts of the village of Al-Yaqoubiyah and a house in the village of Al-Jadidah in Jisr Al-Shughour countryside.

SOHR said that there were more people including women and children still trapped under the rubble, and most of the casualties were of displaced families from Al-Ghab in Hama countryside.

The children were all under 10 years old, said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads SOHR.

The sources of the recent air strikes on Idlib could not be independently verified.

The province of Idlib in nortwest Syria is under the control of the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), globally designated a 'terrorist group', while northern Aleppo province is under the control of Turkish forces and their proxies, several factions operating under the banner of a "Syrian National Army."