Syria war: Air strikes kill 18 in Idlib city despite truce

Sun Online Desk

16th January, 2020 10:12:41 printer

Syria war: Air strikes kill 18 in Idlib city despite truce

At least 18 civilians are reported to have died in air strikes that hit a market and an industrial zone in the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib on Wednesday.

A monitoring group said Russian and Syrian government planes carried out the attacks.

The air strikes happened despite a ceasefire brokered earlier this month by Russia and Turkey.

Idlib is the capital of the north-west province of the same name and is the last stronghold of rebel groups.

Neither the Syrian government nor its Russian allies have so far commented on the latest air strikes.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said bombardments had hit the busy al-Hal market and the industrial zone in Idlib city.

The truce brokered by Turkey and Russia was supposed to have come into effect on Sunday.

 

Source: BBC

 

 


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