twelve civilians including children killed in raids on Idleb

The province of Idleb, which still escapes the regime of Bashar Al-Assad, is dominated by jihadists.

The violence continues in Syria. At least 12 civilians, including six children, were killed in air raids by the regime or its Russian ally on jihadist-dominated Idleb province on Saturday (December 7th), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. (OSDH).

A truce was announced at the end of August by Moscow for the province of Idleb in north-west Syria, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) continues to report sporadic fighting and shelling that has killed dozens of people.

On Saturday, four civilians, including one child, were killed by Russian raids on the village of Al-Bara, according to the Observatory. In a nearby village, two civilians including one child died in Russian raids, according to the OSDH. The victims also include five civilians, including three children, who died in Syrian air strikes on a village in southern Idleb, OSHR said, adding that another child was killed in a raid on the regime. in another village in the southeast of the province.

The province of Idleb is dominated by the jihadists of the Hayat group Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. This region, and adjacent areas of the provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia, still largely escape the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Between the end of April and the end of August, the region was pounded without interruption by the Syrian army, supported by the Russian air force. Nearly a thousand civilians perished during this period, according to the OSDH, while more than 400,000 people have been displaced, according to the UN.

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