A civilian was injured in a Russian air strike at Syria’s north-western Idlib province, a de-escalation area where a truce is supposed to be in place.
Sources in the Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) said that a civilian was injured and huge numbers of chickens died after a Russian warplane targeted a chicken coop in Mantef town in Idlib countryside.
Huge material losses were also reported, as the site was severely damaged during the air strike.
In May 2017, Turkey, Russia and Iran announced that they had reached an agreement to establish a de-escalation zone in Idlib, as part of the Astana talks on Syria.
Despite subsequent understandings that were concluded for the ceasefire in Idlib, the most recent of which was last January, the regime forces and their allies continued their attacks on the region.
The crisis that began in Syria in 2011, first as a peaceful uprising but then spiralling into civil war after the Syrian regime launched a fierce crackdown on the protests, has been among the most tragic and destructive conflicts of our time.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have died, half a nation has been displaced, and millions have been forced into desperate poverty and hunger.