Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Jets hit Syrian rebel outpost near Turkish border

Local | 2017-04-02 11:49:21
Jets hit Syrian rebel outpost near Turkish border
Jets believed to be Russian hit an outpost run by moderate rebel forces in northwestern Syria near a major border crossing with Turkey, killing at least one fighter and wounding several people, two rebel sources said Sunday.

They said several raids overnight hit Babeska, a village in Idlib province that has become a haven for several moderate Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups, mainly Jaish al Islam, a major insurgent group that controls the last major rebel stronghold on the doorstep of the Syrian capital.

Jaish al Islam is a signatory to a fragile ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey at the end of last year. Rebels say Russia has failed to put pressure on the Syrian government to ensure the ceasefire holds.

The Syrian government considers Jaish al Islam a terrorist group and blames it alongside other insurgents for waging recent attacks on the government-held areas in the capital.

The village also houses hundreds of families and fighters from the Damascus suburb of Daraya which was evacuated by rebels and surrendered to government control last year.

War jets also believed to be Russian also struck Urum al Kubra town in rebel-held western Aleppo countryside where five civilians were killed, in an area that witnessed fighting between rebels and the Syrian army, rebels said.
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
How a dictatorship-era constitution endured in Chile      Tokyo opens 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre      Work already underway for presidential inauguration      How QF's financial support opened up new horizons and dreams for students      Israel distributes leaflets in Syria warning regime forces not to deal with Iran-backed militias      Russia: Kurds would not have released Daesh militants without pressure from the US      Diaspora in Bloom: Virtual exhibition shines a light on contemporary Assyrian art and identity      French coronavirus cases jump over 1 million