(Financial News) Human rights activists calculated the number of civilians who died as a result of shelling by Russian aircraft.
In Syria, at least 20 civilians were killed on Sunday by Russian air strikes. This is reported by the Syrian Human Rights Network (SNHR) on Monday, February 10.
“As a result of the attack on the village of Kafr Noran in the western part of Aleppo, 9 people died, including one woman … Four citizens, including a child, died during the bombing of the city of Al-Atareb in Aleppo, while two citizens were killed in the village of Sheikh Ali in the Aleppo area after the bombing of Russian combat aircraft, “human rights activists inform, referring to their own and other sources.
In total, on the basis of messages received during February 9, it was found that the number of victims as a result of air strikes of Russia is at least 20.
Turkey is transferring military equipment to Idlib
Recall that Turkey is transferring military equipment to Idlib.
At least 430 units of Turkish military equipment were relocated to the province of Idlib, where the Syrian army is advancing on the rebels.
The Turkish army significantly strengthened its presence in the Syrian province of Idlib.
It was previously reported that the Syrian army captured the strategically important city of Serakib in Idlib. The Syrian state television channel showed footage showing the empty streets of Serakib, destroyed after weeks of bombing with the support of the Russian Air Force.
According to SOHR, the Syrian army also captured the entire section of the M5 highway in Idlib, connecting the capital of Damascus with the second largest city in Syria, Aleppo. Now, to regain control of the entire highway, the fighters of President Bashar al-Assad have only to take control of the 30-kilometer section of the M5 in the neighboring province of Aleppo.
Turkey supported the Syrian rebels
From the very beginning of the conflict in Syria, Turkey supported the Syrian rebels. In 2015, Russia sided with President Bashar Assad. As a result, Assad managed to turn the tide of the civil war in his favor. Now the Syrian army, with the support of Russian aviation, is conducting a large-scale offensive against formations in Idlib.
Recall that the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan ultimately demanded that Damascus withdraw troops in the province of Idlib from Turkish observation posts by the end of February. If the Syrian soldiers do not, then the Turkish army itself will expel them, Erdogan said. In January, Erdogan accused Russia of violating agreements on Syria.
The Syrian army, with the support of Russian aviation, is conducting a large-scale offensive against formations in Idlib, which enjoy the support of Turkey. On February 3, fierce clashes between Syrian and Turkish soldiers took place in the region, which killed more than 20 people.
US builds new military facilities in Syria
In less than a month, the Americans blocked the path to the Russian military heading for oil fields five times, sources say.
The United States is building new military facilities in the oil-bearing areas in the east and northeast of Syria. This was reported by Anadolu agency on Saturday, February 8th.
It is alleged that this is happening against the backdrop of a tough confrontation between the United States and Russia.
“Starting on January 18, the US military blocked the path five times to the Russian military, heading for the oil fields of the Syrian Rumeylan,” the agency said.
US troops set about building a base near Tell Brak, 40 kilometers northeast of Hasek. This settlement crosses the highway leading to the Rumeilan oil fields.
To build a base, the United States transferred equipment and building materials from Iraq. Equipment trucks proceeded to Tell Brak through the Al-Valid checkpoint.
The US military hoisted the US flag in the center of the Syrian city
The US military also hoisted the US flag in the center of the Syrian city, making helicopter reconnaissance flights over the base construction area. Work on the creation of a new facility has been ongoing since February 3.
In addition, the US military, stationed in the oil-rich Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, began to convert one of the buildings in the center of Hasek into a military facility. Sources claim that the United States intends to use this base as an office building to control oil production in Deir ez-Zor.
Recall, January 19, it became known that the United States deployed a Russian military convoy in Syria. The Russian military was heading for the Jul Aga oil field in the Rumeilan region in the northeast of Hasek province.
It was also reported that after the start of the Turkish operation, US Source of Peace left a number of military bases in Syria and relocated the military to oil fields.
To date, American troops are deployed at 11 military bases and points in Syria in the provinces of Hasek, Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.