Russian air strike in southern Idlib killed one and wounded four others

DAMASCUS, (BM) – About an hour ago a Russian aircraft carried out an air strike on the town of Kansafra in the south of Idlib, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing local source.

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“One person was killed and 4 injured in an airstrike by Russian aircraft on the town of Kansafra in the south of Idlib” Hüseyin Bozan, director of the Turkmen Ajans news agency said in his Twitter profile.

The attack on the Russian plane was also mentioned on the site LiveUAMap which reflects in live what is happening in the hottest spots in the world.

BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that the Russian Air Force unleashed a powerful attack against the jihadist rebels of the Hurras Al-Deen group after the latter stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions along the Hama-Idlib administrative border on Monday.

Background

In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.

In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.

The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.

Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.

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