Air strikes on southern Syria eliminate 22 civilians: check


Beirut (AFP) – A barrage of Russian air strikes on rebel-held areas of southern Syria killed 22 civilians on Thursday, a checking group mentioned, most of them in a single battered town.

“At the very least 35 Russian air strikes hit the town of Al-Mseifra,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

“1 of them hit a basement wherever folks were taking shelter, killing 17 civilians, which include 5 youngsters,” the Britain-primarily based keep an eye on explained.

The Observatory suggests it decides who carried out particular strikes based on the sort of aircraft and munitions applied, the destinations and the flight styles.

The healthcare facility in Al-Mseifra experienced been put out of DC escort support by Russian strikes on Tuesday evening, the Observatory said.

A different five civilians were being killed in other rebel-controlled locations of Daraa, the most important province in southern Syria.

“This is the best toll since the escalation commenced on June 19,” stated Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

Govt forces have been ramping up their bombardment of rebel-held places of the south considering that June 19, and allied Russian warplanes carried out their to start with raids on the area in a yr on June 23.

in July past yr, Russia, the United States and Jordan had agreed on a de-escalation zone for rebel-controlled parts of the south.

Right after that, Russian warplanes — active in Syria considering that 2015 — had refrained from bombing rebel positions in the location.


Air strikes on southern Syria destroy 22 civilians: monitor