The attack came hours before the leaders of Russia and Turkey were due to meet in Moscow, to discuss the deteriorating situation in Idlib [Umit Bektas/Reuters]
Antakya, Turkey – At least 15 civilians have been killed in an air attack in Syria‘s northwest province of Idlib, civilians and civil defence teams said.
The attack took place in the vicinity of the Maaret Misreen town, north of Idlib city centre, overnight on Thursday and targeted a poultry farm where dozens of displaced Syrians had taken refuge.
“At around 2:30am local time [23:30 GMT on Wednesday], Russian warplanes targeted the road between Maaret Misreen and Batinteh village,” said Abedalrazzaq Zaqzooq, a hospital worker. “As first responders and other civilians gathered around at the site, the Russian