The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Second Russian bombardment in February | Russian jets hit area in south Idlib countryside

Idlib province: Syrian Observatory activists have reported a new Russian aerial bombardment, when Russian fighter jets have executed four airstrikes, targeting Kafr Shalaya area in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in the southern Idlib countryside. However, no casualties have been reported.

Three days ago, the Syrian Observatory activists reported that Russian fighter jets had carried out an airstrike loaded with several rockets in the vicinity of Kafr Shalaya in Jabal Al-Zawiyah, south of Idlib. No casualties were reported.

That aerial bombardment coincided with the flight of Russian reconnaissance aircraft over the area.

Russian fighter jets conducted, in January 2022, 50 airstrikes on the “de-escalation zone” that caused the death of a women and three children.

On January 1, the Russian airstrikes on Al-Nahr Al-Abyad area in the north of Jisr Al-Shughur caused the death of four civilians: a woman and three children, while other raids on Al-Nahr Al-Abyad area and the surroundings of Arminaz and the vicinity of Idlib city wounded 15 persons, mostly children.

Moreover, Russian fighter jets targeted infrastructures in “Putin-Erdogan” area, where “Al-Arshany” water station that provides water for nearly 400,000 people in Idlib was put out of service due to attacks on January 2.

Russian airstrikes also targeted poultry farms in “de-escalation zone”. On January 2, the Russian attacks killed 3,000 birds in two farms in the vicinity of Idlib city.

On January 3, similar attacks in the vicinity of Kafr Takhareem killed 14,000 birds.

The total number of Russian airstrikes included 47 airstrikes targeting 12 positions in Idlib: Al-Jadidah, the surroundings of Al-Sharqiyah and Al-Gharbiyah cities, Al-Nahr Al-Abyad, Kansafra, Mosaybin forest, Deir Sunbol, Al-Futirah, Banin, surroundings of Kafr Takhareem, surroundings of Arminaz, surroundings of Ma’arat Masreen in Idlib. While three airstrikes hit Al-Ankawy in Sahl Al-Ghab in north-west Hama.

The airstrikes were executed in the region on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 21st of January.