The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Russian airstrikes | Water station serving nearly 3,500 hectares of farmlands nearby Idlib city destroyed

Idlib province: SOHR sources say that Russian jets have executed two strikes, targeting al-Rouj al-Shamali station which contains ten pumps which nearly 3,500 hectares of farmlands depend on for irrigation. The Russian jets also fired three missiles on the civil defence centre in Sheikh Youssef, putting it out of service. However, no casualties have been reported.


SOHR sources documented earlier this morning four strikes by a Russian fighter jet on Sheikh Youssef area on the western outskirts of Idlib city, but no further details were reported yet about the number of casualties and material damage caused by these airstrikes.


The Russian airstrikes coincided with flight by another Russian jet over the “de-escalation zone”.


SOHR sources had documented the death of eight civilians, including six children and a woman, were killed in artillery fire by regime forces on different areas in Jabal al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib. The breakdown of fatalities was as follows:


  • Balyoun town: two children.


  • Iblin town: a family of five people (the father, the mother and their three children).


  • Balshoun village: one child.


The regime’s bombardment on these areas also left 16 other civilians injured.