Syria: eight thousand civilians killed by Russian bombings in three years

Syria: eight thousand civilians killed by Russian bombings in three years

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Support from Moscow has been key in the war against opponents of the Bashar al Assad regime.

At least 7,988 civilians have lost their lives, including 1,936 children and 1,199 women, in bombings of Russian aviation since the beginning of their military intervention in Syria on September 30, 2015, according to the count published by the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights .

The Islamist faction Al Sham’s Legion began withdrawing its troops from the south of the province of Aleppo. (30.09.2018)

In addition to the civilians, the report indicated that 4,875 fighters from rebel and Islamist factions operating in the Arab country have perished from the attacks, as well as 5,233 jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group, raising the figure to 18,096 people killed since Moscow intervened in the civil conflict.

Russia, which recognized the death of 112 soldiers from its army, supports the government troops of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who with their coverage have expanded control of Syrian territory to 60 percent, while insurgent factions currently dominate 8.7 percent of the Arab country, mostly in the northern region of Idlib, according to the Observatory.

The Syrian Army prepared an offensive against Idlib and some areas in the provinces of Hama, Latakia and Aleppo, which are the last redoubt to oppose the Syrian regime in the country, although it has been paralyzed for the moment after the agreement reached between Turkey and Russia. last September 17. Plan that contemplates the creation of a demilitarized zone between 15 and 20 kilometers wide that will divide the positions of the government troops and the armed opposition backed by Turkey.

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