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17 Nov 2019 | 03:37 PM UTC

Syria: Russian airstrikes leave nine dead in Idlib province November 17

Syria News Alert

Russian airstrikes kill at least nine people in Idlib province November 17; similar attacks likely over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Damascus). COUNTRY/REGION Idlib province

Event

Russian airstrikes killed at least nine people and injured ten more in Idlib province on Sunday, November 17. The airstrikes reportedly targeted the villages of Bsakla and Uraynibah. The Syrian government also carried out rocket, gun, and mortar attacks in Kafr Nabl district in Idlib province on Sunday.

Similar attacks are expected in Idlib province over the near term.

Context

To date, the Syrian conflict involves many parties, including the Syrian, Russian, Iranian, and Turkish governments, as well as a US-led coalition, and numerous armed groups on the ground (including the Islamic State) often with competing goals.

Advice

Due to extremely poor security conditions, Western governments generally advise against all travel to Syria, with some banning travel to the country. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to any travel to Syria.

 

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