Russia Steps Up Idlib Strikes After Su-25 Downing

February 4, 2018, Written by

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Russia Steps Up Idlib Strikes After Su-25 Downing

Russia has launched a series of air attacks in the area where one of its fighter jets was shot down by Syrian rebels on Saturday, leaving dozens of fighters and civilians dead, according to Syrian activists and Russian officials.

Russian Attack Jet Shot Down Over Syria By Rebels, Pilot Dead

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based monitor of Syria’s civil war, said at least 68 attacks hit Idlib province in the early hours of Sunday morning, following about 35 attacks on Saturday.

It said at least five people had been killed and thousands of civilians had fled the area to avoid getting caught up in the bombardment…

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