Video posted on social media purported to point out Russian and Syrian warplanes pounding cities in Syria‘s opposition-held Idlib province on Saturday September eight, a day after a summit of the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia did not agree on a ceasefire that might forestall a Russian-backed offensive.
Witnesses and rescuers mentioned no less than a dozen air strikes hit a string of villages and cities in Halbeh in southern Idlib and the city of Latamneh in northern Hama, the place rebels are nonetheless in management.
Syrian helicopters dropped so-called barrel bombs — containers full of explosive materials — on civilian properties on the outskirts of town of Khan Sheikhoun, two residents of the realm in southern Idlib mentioned. Three civilians had been killed within the village of Abdeen in southern Idlib, a civil defence supply mentioned.
Friday’s summit had targeted on a looming army operation in Idlib, the final main stronghold of lively opposition in Syria to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
WATCH: Iran, Russia, Turkey can’t agree on truce for Idlib, Syria
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pushed for a ceasefire throughout the summit however Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned a truce can be pointless as it might not contain Islamist militant teams Assad and his allies deem as terrorists.
Tehran and Moscow have helped Assad flip the course of the battle towards an array of opponents starting from Western-backed rebels to the Islamist militants, whereas Turkey is a number one opposition supporter and has troops within the nation.
The United Nations fears a full-scale offensive might trigger a humanitarian disaster affecting tens of 1000’s of civilians.