The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Russian airstrikes | Jets hit area hosting camps of displaced people near border with Iskenderun north of Idlib

SOHR activists have reported that Russian fighter jets executed at least three airstrikes on areas in Bab Al-Hawa area and Sarmada perimeter on the Syrian border with Iskenderun, north of Idlib,

It is worth noting that the targeted areas are crowded areas of displaced person camps, and hosts headquarters of Jayish Al-Izzah faction.

Russian aerial bombardment comes amid an intensive flight of reconnaissance aircraft over the area. No further details have been reported about the number of casualties and material damage caused by the airstrikes so far.

On September 17, Russian airstrikes hit Bab Al-Hawa, an area crowded with displaced persons’ camps on the Syrian-Turkish border.

On September 17, SOHR activists reported seeing Russian fighter jets flying over Idlib province while executing airstrikes on areas to the west of Idlib city. However, no casualties were reported. Meanwhile, Russian fighter jets are still flying over the area.

Ironically, the Russian airstrikes came a few hours after the Israeli strikes on Rif Dimashq and nine days after the latest massacre committed by Russian jets in Idlib, which left nearly 25 civilian casualties. According to SOHR sources, the positions which were targeted by Russian jets today are close to the site where the latest massacre was committed.

On September 8, SOHR activists documented the death of seven civilians and the injury of 15 others in Russian airstrikes which targeted a stone saw mill and a house on the outskirts of Al-Sheikh Youssef and Hafsarjah villages and other positions in Sahl Al-Roj, west of Idlib city.

The area was also hit by a surface-to-surface missile loaded with cluster bombs.