Regime forces, made up of the Assad regime’s army and Iranian-backed terrorist groups stationed in the Serakib district southeast of Idlib, attacked downtown Idlib with ground-based weapons. ground. According to information received from Civil Defense sources (White Helmets), during the attack on downtown Idlib, 4 civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed and 2 civilians were injured.
The injured were transported to nearby hospitals. On the other hand, 4 civilians were injured in the air attack carried out by Russian fighter jets on a camp in the town of Marat Misrin in Idlib during the day.
WHAT IS THE SITUATION IN IDLIB?
During the Astana meeting held between Turkey, Russia and Iran on May 4 and 5, 2017, certain regions of Idlib and the neighboring provinces (Lattakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces) , northern Homs province, eastern Ghouta in the capital Damascus and southern regions of the country (Dera and Quneitra) 4 “de-escalation zones” were created, but the regime and Iranian-backed terrorists captured 3 of the 4 regions with air support from Russia and headed for Idlib. Turkey reached an additional agreement in Sochi to strengthen the ceasefire with Russia in September 2018. Russia and regime forces began operations to capture the entire region in May 2019 and captured several large settlements in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Finally, a new agreement was reached between Turkey and Russia on March 5, 2020 in Moscow. The ceasefire, which regime forces violate from time to time, is largely preserved. During the period 2017-2020, around 2 million civilians had to migrate to areas close to the Turkish border due to attacks by Russia and regime forces.