In Syria, several deaths during raids of Russia and the regime in the North West

Between the end of April and the end of August, the region was pounded without interruption. Nearly a thousand civilians perished during this period.

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In the remains of a bombed hospital in the village of Shinan, 30 kilometers from Idlib, on November 6th. OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP

Eight civilians were killed on Wednesday, November 6, in northwestern Syria during raids by the Russian air force and the Bashar Al-Assad regime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) reported. ).

The strikes of Moscow, ally of Damascus, left seven dead and twenty wounded in the village of Al-Sahara, located in the west of the province of Aleppo, an area adjacent to the region of Idlib. This vast sector is dominated by jihadists.

On the scene of the tragedy, a Agence France-Presse (AFP) correspondent saw a rescuer carry the lifeless body of a child in his arms, while four men carried another victim in a large white bag. Another civilian was killed in a regime raid in Idlib province, according to the OSDH.

Moreover, in the large metropolis of Aleppo held by pro-government forces, not far from jihadist territories, a civilian was killed and one wounded in artillery shelling. "Terrorist groups"the official SANA news agency reported, using the regime's usual terminology to refer to both jihadists and insurgents.

More than 400,000 displaced people

The region of Idlib, as well as adjacent areas of the provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia, are dominated by the jihadists of the Hayat group Tahrir Al-Cham (HTS), former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. These areas are home to several other jihadist groups and weakened rebels.

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This is the second time in less than a week that Russia's planes have bombed north-west Syria. On Saturday, six civilians were killed in Moscow raids on southern Idlib province, according to the OSDH.

Between the end of April and the end of August, the region was pounded without interruption by the Syrian army, supported by the Russian air force. Nearly a thousand civilians perished during this period, according to the OSDH, while more than 400,000 people were displaced, according to the United Nations.

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A truce was announced at the end of August by Moscow, but the NGO has since made scattered bombardments, which killed about fifty civilians.

On October 22, Bashar al-Assad made his first visit to the province since the beginning of the war in 2011, claiming that the battle of Idlib was the key to ending the war.

Sporadic clashes since the end of August "Are increasingly recurrent between pro-regime forces and jihadist and rebel factions"according to the director of the OSDH. Since 2011, the Syrian conflict has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced millions.

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