Syria: Russian warplanes kill 10 civilians in Idlib

Russian warplanes struck residential areas killing 10 civilians in Idlib.

Syria: Russian warplanes kill 10 civilians in Idlib

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ten civilians, including three children, lost their lives Friday when Russian aircraft targeted opposition-held areas in Idlib province, a Syrian Civil Defense source said.

Mostafa Sherif, a Civil Defense official, told Anadolu Agency that “Russian warplanes struck residential areas in Kafr Kermin village after Friday prayer.”

On Monday, the U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights documented the deaths of 104 civilians, including 25 children and 15 women, who were killed in Russian airstrikes since Sept. 30.

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: 17 Ekim 2015, 15:47