The warplanes escalate their raids on Idlib countryside after targeting to Maarrat Al-Nu’man countryside by “Russian” missiles
Idlib Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the warplanes renewed their bombardment this morning on areas in Idlib countryside, where they targeted places in Khan Shaykhun city and its outskirts in the southern countryside of Idlib, while the warplanes carried out more than 15 strikes after the midnight of Sunday – Monday, though which they targeted areas in Abu Al-Duhur Airbase and Abu Al-Duhur town east of Idlib, in addition to raids targeted Al-Taman’aa town and Al-Khwaiyn village in the south and the south-east of Idlib, without information about causing casualties, while it has increased to 6 including 4 children, the number of people who were injured due to the fall of missiles believed to be Russian on areas in Deir Sharqi village, in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man city, in which sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the explosions were violent due to targeting a school and areas in its vicinity in the village by missiles, which are believed to be fired by Russian forces, and two missiles of the four ones which fell on the village, resulted in fragmentation of small bombs from them which caused material damage and the break out of fires in the houses of the citizens and resulted in the injury of the 6 people.
In the same context warplanes carried out intensive raids from this dawn and until now, on places in the villages of Al-Zarzor, Umm Al-Khalakhil, Mushayrifa Shamali, Sham Al-Hawa and other areas which Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, the Islamic Party of Turkestan and factions managed yesterday to recover them, in the east and the south-east of Idlib, in conjunction with rocket shelling targets the same areas, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published last night, that the calm has returned to the battlefronts in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the rebel and Islamic factions, Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and the Islamic Turkestani Party, amid a calm in terms of shelling and fighting after the wide advancement achieved by the factions today, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that the factions’ controlled areas have expanded to 22 villages and areas today and yesterday, they are ((Sham Al-Hawa, Atashan, Al-Zafr Kabir, Al-Zafr Al-Shagher, al-Hisa, Tal Salmu, Al-Dabashiya, Al-Khawain, Tal Maraq, Mushrifa Shamali, Jadaniyah, Al-Ubaidah, Umm Al-Khalakhil, Khirbet, Rabia, Tel Khazna, Al-Zarzor, Al-Hussein Farms, IStablat, Rasm Al-Ward)), while the factions continue their attacks towards Al-Hamdaniyah village, and Al-Salumiyah, Sham Al-Hawa, Al-Gadouia, Al-Nadaf Farms, in order to restore control and expand their control large areas in the areas, while the SOHR published today morning that violent clashes between both parties that caused more human losses in ranks of both parties. While at least 177 people, the death toll of members of the regime forces and the factions, who have been killed since Wednesday evening, the 10th of January, 2018. It also rose to 82, the number of members of the regime forces and their allied militiamen, including 6 officers, including 3 colonels, one of them is close to Suhail Al-Hassan, and it rose to at least 95 fighters of the factions, including 6 commanders, who were killed in the same clashes. The death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of injured persons in serious conditions, and the factions managed to capture 31 members of the regime forces and their allied militiamen, in addition to tens of members of Turkestan Islamic Movement, who were also killed in the latest battles.