SYRIA (OBSERVATORY NEWS)
At least 17 civilians were killed in the air strikes by Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria’s Idlib.
The regime’s fighter jets targeted Idlib city center, Maarrat al-Numan and Saraqib districts and 11 villages in the morning, said the civil protection agency, known as the White Helmets.
At least seven people were killed in the city center, six in the village of Binnish, four in the village of Al-Nerab, including two children, while 50 were injured.
Following the air strikes, civil defense teams began search and rescue activities.
Turkey announced on Friday that a new truce in Idlib is set to begin shortly after midnight on January 12th.
Otherwise, during the May 2017 meeting of Turkey, Russia and Iran in Astana, Kazakhstan, Idlib was declared a de-escalation zone, where acts of aggression would be banned.
Turkey and Russia reached an additional agreement in September last year in Sochi in the wake of the Syrian regime’s ceasefire violation.
However, regime forces with the help of supporters have continued their attacks despite the deal. Since that date, over 1,600 civilians have lost their lives as a result of the attacks.
Since November last year, the Assad regime has intensified attacks on Idlib, causing nearly 380,000 civilians to move to the Turkish border this month.
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