Russian airstrikes in Christian-majority villages in the west of Syria’s Idlib province have killed seven civilians, including five children, and injured 13 others.
The Russian warplane took off from the Khmeimim air base in Latakia and hit Al-Yacoubiyah and Judayda villages at 02:36 GMT, according to the opposition aircraft observatory.
According to initial reports, seven civilians, including five children, were killed and 13 others injured in the attack, the White Helmets, or Syrian Civil Defense, officials said.
Türkiye, Russia, and Iran agreed to create four “de-escalation zones” in the area that is not controlled by the Assad regime, during the Astana meeting in 2017. However, attacks continued by the Syrian regime, Iran-backed terrorists, and Russia.
The attacks intensified again in May 2019, even though Türkiye reached an additional agreement to strengthen the cease-fire with Russia in September 2018. However, the ceasefire is largely preserved now after Türkiye and Russia reached a new agreement on March 5, 2020.
Approximately two million civilians fleeing the attacks during the 2017-2020 period had to migrate to regions close to the Turkish border.