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Children among 7 killed in alleged Russian attack in Syria

Área de casas e campos de refugiados em  Idlib, Síria, em 4 de maio de 2022.
Area of ​​refugee houses and camps in Idlib, Syria, on May 4, 2000.

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A Russian warplane hit a house this Friday ( ) in northwest Syria near the Turkish border, killing seven civilians, including four children. The information is from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the opposition media Orient TV.

According to them, the airstrike on the town of Jisr al-Shoghour in Idlib was carried out by a Russian warplane after four other Russian airstrikes on a city further north. Syrian Civil Defense volunteers went to the affected house to remove the bodies from under the rubble.8014371683001 The northwestern region of Syria is home to the country’s last rebel enclave. Idlib province is under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an al-Qaeda-linked group, while northern Aleppo province is under the control of Turkish-backed rebel groups. More than 64% of the population in this area lives in extreme poverty, relying on humanitarian aid to survive.80143716830018014371683001The Syrian government in Damascus frequently launches airstrikes in the area . Turkey has warned that it intends to launch a new military operation against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the country’s northwest. Turkey says Kurdish-led forces pose a security threat and considers them a terrorist group.8014371683001

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