Dozen of Syrians died in air attack carried out by Russia

International Politics

New Delhi: Russia carried out Air attack on a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 44 people overnight, inflicting the highest death toll in a single attack on the region this year, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Abdulrahman, the director of the group, said.

More than 60 people were also injured in the attacks that took place in the village of Zardana, said the Britain-based watchdog adding that the attack occurred after Muslims broke their Ramadan fast after sunset.

The number ofdeath is expected to increase as some of those injured in the attacks were in a critical condition, Abdulrahman said.

The White Helmets rescue group said the air raids had targeted a market near a mosque in Zardana.
Rescue workers on search under the rubble for survivors.

Such air attacks have been relatively uncommon in recent months in the rebel-held province, which is part of a de-escalation zone agreed on last year by Russia, Turkey and Iran.

In recent years, tens of thousands of fighters and civilians have taken refuge in Idlib after fleeing from other parts of the country under evacuation deals with the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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