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Russian Airstrike Kills Dozens in Rebel-Held Village in Syria, Monitors Say

10 June 2018

Six children were among those killed when the strikes hit the Zardana area of Idlib province late Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Air strikes likely by Russian Federation on a village in Syria's Idlib province killed at least 44 people overnight, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The death toll was expected to go up as some of the 50 injured in the strikes were in serious state, the observatory added.

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In the first video, the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) are seen rescuing a victim trapped under rubble, they reported they worked for more than two hours to rescue the trapped woman.

Airstrikes in northwestern Syria on Thursday, thought to have been carried out by regime ally Russian Federation, killed 18 civilians, including two children, a Britain-based monitor said.

Idlib, which remains under opposition control, was designated as a "de-escalation zone" - in which acts of aggression are expressly forbidden - in May of previous year.

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On Friday, June 8, it became known that the Israeli air strike in Idlib province in Northwest Syria, killing 38 people.

"The area where this attack took place is part of a de-escalation zone agreed on by Russia, Iran and Turkey a year ago at peace talks in Astana".

Idlib remains the largest populated area of Syria out of the government's control. At least 92 extremist fighters were killed during that same period.

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ISIS has ramped up its attacks against pro-regime forces since its fighters left their last stronghold near Damascus in May, under an evacuation deal with the regime. He said: "Our troops will stay in Syria as long as it is beneficial to Russia".

Russian Airstrike Kills Dozens in Rebel-Held Village in Syria, Monitors Say