Russian escalation over five days | Jets bomb three vital and service facilities and camp for displaced people in Idlib • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Russian escalation over five days | Jets bomb three vital and service facilities and camp for displaced people in Idlib

Syrian Observatory condemns Russian bombardment on vital and service installations and makeshift camp in NW Syria

Russian fighter jets continue to escalate bombardment on “Putin-Erdogan” area, while deep feelings of disappointment among civilians are prevailing as a result of Turkish inaction and silence.

SOHR activists monitored a five-day aerial bombardment carried out by Russian fighter jets taking off from Hmeimim base in Lattakia province, targeting three vital and service installations, a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other various areas in Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

The Russian raids left six civilians killed, including one woman and three children. In addition, a water station went out of service after it was directly targeted in the vicinity of Idlib, and thousands of birds died due to airstrikes hitting private poultry farms.

These airstrikes were distributed as follows:

On January 4, four Russian fighter jets targeted areas in Al-Barah town and its surroundings in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in south Idlib countryside. The attacks left wounded people and other material damages.


On January 3, Russian fighter jet executed three airstrikes on a poultry farm in the vicinity of Armanaz town northwest of Idlib, injuring a family of five, including children, and killing 14000 birds


On January 2, Russian fighter jets carried out two airstrikes on Sejer water station, which feeds Idlib city and its western villages, leaving the station out of action.


On January 1, four civilians were killed, a woman and three children, and ten others injured, including children, in two airstrikes carried out by Russian fighter jets which hit makeshift tents of displaced people from Aleppo countryside in Al-Nahr Al-Abyad area in the countryside of the northern city of Jisr Al-Shughur, West of Idlib.


On December 31, Russian fighter jets executed two airstrikes on a “poultry farm” nearby Kafr Daryan on the Syria border with Iskenderun left two civilians dead and six others injured.

We, at The Syrian Observatory, condemn the Russian bombardment on Idlib and the targeting of vital and service facilities and the tents of displaced people. We also call on the United Nations and international organizations to exert pressure on the Russian government to stop the killings and target facilities that serve civilians and have nothing to do with military factions.

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