On Saturday, in a Russian airstrike in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, two civilians were killed and 10 others were injured where a truce is supposed to be in place.
In a statement made by the Syrian opposition aircraft observatory, “The airstrike was carried out by a Russian warplane that took off from Khmeimim Airbase in rural Latakia in western Syria.”
Two civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed in the attack, which hit a civilian settlement in the village of Nehrulabyad, sources in the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, told.
Injured people were taken to nearby hospitals by civil defense teams.
Turkey, Russia, and Iran announced that they had reached an agreement in May 2017 to establish a de-escalation zone in Idlib as part of the Astana meetings related to the Syrian crisis.
However, a new truce in Idlib to end hostilities and attacks on civilians only took place after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed on March 5, 2020, to an effective de-escalation, with the exception of sporadic shelling by the regime and other forces.