Russian airstrikes have killed at least 30 people in various rebel-held areas in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, activists said.
At least 30 people, five of them children, were killed in raids, including on a marketplace where civilians were buying their needs in the rush hour before Iftar time.
Horrific photos were uploaded by Syrian activists, showing wide destruction, burned corpses and severely injured people.
Many buildings and shops were destroyed. Civilians were burned to death inside their cars and homes. Civil defense teams and firefighters rushed to the targeted area trying to save what is remaining.
“There were regime and allied Russian warplanes flying in the area today. But we do not know yet which planes had carried out the strikes,” the Observatory’s head Rami Abdel Rahman told the DPA news agency, while the Syrian activists assured it was Russian jets.
The SOHR is accused of hiding truth and covering regime’s crimes in Syria.
Separately, aerial bombardments in the town of Maarat al-Numan, about 30km south of Idlib city, killed another six people.
Four children and their mother were among the dead.
These massacres are not the first by Russians in Idlib. Previous massacres by Russian jets harvested more than 100 civilians lives and hundreds of injured peope.
These massacres came after less than 24 hours of signing a ceasfire known as “Zabadani-Foua ceasefire” between Jaysh al-Fatah and Iran, so Russia conducted the massacre to say that “We are the only power in the Syrian lands,” according to activists.
Russia deployed warplanes to Syria last year to support Assad regime against rebels seeking to end his rule, while they say that their aim is fighting terrorism and ISIS in Syria.
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