Death toll update | 170 fighters killed and injured so far in Russian airstrikes on camp of al-Sham Corps, north-west of Idlib
SOHR sources have documented a spike in the death toll of the Russian airstrikes which targeted a camp belonging to the Ankara-backed al-Sham Corps in the area of Jabal al-Dawila in Harem, northwest of Idlib.
As many of the wounded have died and the discovery of more bodies, rescue teams continue to search for the missing and transport the wounded. The number of fighters who have been killed so far has risen to 78.
The death toll is expected to rise further, as more than 90 injured, some seriously, while many others remain missing under the rubble, amid reports of further fatalities.
It is worth nothing that the targeted camp was supposed to graduate a batch of fighters within days, after undergoing training courses offered to the fighters by the al-Sham Corps.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored this morning renewed airstrikes on the “de-escalation zone”. Russian jets carried out airstrikes on places in the area of Jabal al-Dawila in the area of Harem, north-west of Idlib, nearly 9 km away from the border with the Iskenderun region.
The targeted area hosts camps for displaced people and rebels’ headquarters, specifically Al-Sham Corps faction that is close to Turkey. No casualties have been reported so far, while Russian jets continue flying over the area.
It is worth nothing that the area had housed an air defense battalion. However, al-Sham Corps turned it into a training camp after taking control of the battalion and capturing a large number of regime soldiers about eight years ago.