Russian warplanes target Syria opposition forces: locals

Russian airstrikes target headquarters of Free Syrian Army's faction in Idlib province

Russian warplanes target Syria opposition forces: locals

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russian warplanes targeted the headquarters of Syria's al-Sham Legion, a Free Syrian Army faction, in Idlib on Wednesday, local sources said.

A number of opposition forces were killed and injured in the attack, the sources said.

The Russian warplanes went on to target residential areas in the countryside of the same province, the sources added.

Russia began carrying out airstrikes in war-torn Syria on Sept. 30. According to the Kremlin, the strikes are aimed at supporting the Assad regime -- an ally of Russia’s -- against ISIL.

Turkey and the West, for their part, accuse Russia of targeting moderate groups in Syria opposed to Assad, many of which are supported by Ankara and Washington.

At least 250,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, with 7.6 million internally displaced and over four million having fled to nearby countries.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Ekim 2015, 09:55