The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

De-escalation zone | Russian warplanes bombard Jabal al-Akrad and Jabal al-Zawiyah


SOHR activists in the de-escalation zone have reported that Russian warplanes have bombarded on Friday noon frontlines of Kubanah in Jabal al-Akrad in north Latikkia countryside, and Hash Joezief in Jabal al-Zawiyah in southern Idlib, which caused casualties.

On July 3, SOHR activists monitored heavy deployment of Turkish forces on Aleppo-Latakia international highway “M4”, near the brick factory near the bridge of Ariha city, for unknown reasons. The Turkish forces’ deployment coincided with flights by Russian fighter jets over the “de-escalation zone”.

SOHR sources said that Russian jets executed two strikes, targeting al-Rouj al-Shamali station which contained ten pumps which nearly 3,500 hectares of farmlands depended 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 were 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”.