Category: Idlib

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Jap Ghouta evacuations: 1000’s to be bused to Idlib

Thousands of Eastern Ghouta residents are being evacuated from the besieged enclave on Sunday, Syrian state media reported, after large groups of residents already left towns in the Damascus suburb over the past days. State news agency Sana reported that buses carrying about 500 residents and fighters were about to leave the Irbin corridor, with…

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Air assaults on Japanese Ghouta and Idlib abolish practically 200

The death toll in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta suburb and Idlib province has climbed to at least 180, as Syrian government and Russian forces continued their air attacks on the rebel-held areas for a fourth day.  At least 34 civilians, including 12 children and a woman, were killed in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel enclave on the outskirts…

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Russian Sukhoi fighter jet shot down in Syria’s Idlib

Syrian rebels have shot down a Russian warplane in north-western Idlib province on Saturday, the Russian defence ministry has confirmed. The pilot of the aircraft, a Sukhoi 25, reportedly used his ejection seat after his plane was hit by a man-carried portable air defence missile. He was later killed when rebels tried to capture him.…

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1000’s wing as Syria forces press extra into Idlib

Syrian government troops and allied forces are advancing in an offensive to gain ground in northwestern Idlib province, the country’s largest remaining rebel-held territory. The push has forced thousands of civilians to flee towards the border with Turkey in freezing winter conditions, according to humanitarian groups. The operation’s main target appears to be the rebel-held airbase…