Two civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province in flagrant violation of the ceasefire agreement signed in March 2020.
The airstrike was carried out by a Russian plane that took off from Khmeimim Airbase in rural Latakia in western Syria.
Despite the north-western Idlib province being declared a de-escalation zone under an agreement between Turkey and Russia, the area has been frequently targeted by the Assad regime and its allies.
The Idlib region is home to nearly 3 million people, two-thirds of them displaced from other parts of the country.
In March 2011, the Arab Spring movement spread to Syria when civilians across the country began peacefully demonstrating against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
However, the protests turned violent following the massive crackdown by the regime forces.
Since then, thousands of Syrians were killed, arbitrarily detained, tortured, forcibly disappeared, internally displaced, and immigrated.