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Syrian warplanes hit vehicle evacuating civilians; Four Turkish soldiers were killed;

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 3 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Regime airstrikes kill 7 civilians in NW Syria

Syrian regime forces carried out airstrikes in the country’s Idlib de-escalation zone, killing seven civilians, local sources said Monday.

Regime warplanes targeted a vehicle evacuating civilians from Rahal in rural Aleppo, according to the Syrian opposition aircraft observatory.

The airstrikes killed everyone on board including three women and three children, said local civil defense agency, the White Helmets.

The Bashar al-Assad regime and its allies have continued their intensified air and land attacks on civilian settlements in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited. But more than 1,800 civilians there have been killed in attacks by regime and Russian forces since then as the cease-fire continues to be violated.

On Jan. 10, Turkey announced a new cease-fire in Idlib would start just after midnight Jan. 12, but the regime and Iran-backed terrorist groups have continued ground attacks.

More than one million Syrians have moved near the Turkish border due to intense attacks over the past year.

Turkey remains the country with most refugees in the world, hosting more than 3.7 million migrants since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011.

Syria: 4 Turkey soldiers killed in regime attacks

At least four Turkish soldiers were killed and nine others injured in intense shelling by Bashar al-Assad regime forces in northwestern Syria on Monday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said, Anadolu reports.

In a statement, the ministry said the soldiers — who were sent as reinforcements to the region for the purpose of preventing conflicts in Idlib de-escalation zone — were attacked by the regime forces, although their locations were previously coordinated.

One of the injured soldiers is in critical condition, the statement said, adding the Turkish Armed Forces responded to the attacks and destroyed the targets.

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