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WorldClashes kill more than 80 fighters in northwest Syria

19:55  11 july  2019
19:55  11 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Regime bombings kill 14 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Regime bombings kill 14 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor Syrian regime bombardment has killed 14 civilians including seven children in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said Saturday, in the latest deadly raids on the embattled opposition bastion. Warplanes and helicopters late Friday carried out air strikes on Mahambel village in Idlib province, killing 13 civilians including the seven children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A woman was also killed early Saturday in regime rocket fire on the outskirts of the town of Khan Sheikhun in the south of the province, the Britain-based war monitor said.

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Clashes on the edge of a jihadist bastion in northwestern Syria have killed at least 42 fighters in 24 hours, a monitor said Monday, after regime bombardment on the region devastated health services. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Syria 's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, controls most of Idlib province as.

Clashes kill more than 80 fighters in northwest Syria© Anas AL-dyab Smoke billows after reported regime air strikes near Khan Sheikhun in Syria's Idlib province

More than 80 fighters were killed in clashes Thursday between regime and jihadist-led forces in northwest Syria, as violence raged on the edge of an opposition bastion despite a September truce deal.

In nearby Afrin, a car bombing killed 13 people in the latest violence to hit the city that Turkey-backed rebels seized last year from Kurdish fighters.

Syria's civil war has killed a total of more than 370,000 people and spiralled into a complex conflict since starting in 2011 with the repression of anti-government protests.

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"Attacks on health facilities in north - west Syria continue to exact a devastating toll on the civilian population," said OCHA spokesman for Syria David Swanson. The civil war in Syria has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced millions since it started with the brutal repression of anti-regime

Russian and regime aircraft have since late April ramped up deadly bombardment of the Idlib region of some three million people in northwest Syria, despite a deal to avert a massive government assault.

Regime forces have also been locked in battle with jihadists and allied rebels on the edges of the bastion held by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), including the north of Hama province.

Clashes kill more than 80 fighters in northwest Syria© Omar HAJ KADOUR Fighters from Al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) drive through Hamameyat village on the border between Hama and Idlib provinces

Clashes raged Thursday in northern Hama after a small advance by jihadist-led forces overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Fierce clashes have broken out near the Syrian capital as President Bashar al-Assad's opponents sought to increase the The day's toll of at least 80 people killed across Syria , half of them civilians, raised the count since Friday to 175 dead, activists from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The clashes show Moscow is more deeply involved in Syria militarily than it has said, and risks being drawn into direct confrontation with the The casualties are the highest that Russia has suffered in a single battle since fierce clashes in Ukraine in 2014 claimed more than 100 fighters ’ lives.

Fighting and bombardment since the launch of the attack late Wednesday killed at least 46 regime forces and 36 jihadists and allied rebels, the Britain-based war monitor said.

"The fighting is ongoing as regime planes and artillery pound the area," Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

HTS spokesman Abu Khaled al-Shami said the jihadist and rebel fighters attacked after dark, taking control of the village of Hamameyat and a hilltop.

In air raids Thursday, a civilian was killed in a Russian strike on the Idlib town of Latamneh, the Observatory said, while rebel shelling cost the life of a woman in regime-held outside the jihadist stronghold.

- Car bomb in Afrin -

Elsewhere in Syria, eight civilians were among the 13 people killed in a car bomb near a checkpoint outside Afrin, the Observatory said.

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Clashes on the edge of a jihadist bastion in northwestern Syrian have killed 35 fighters in 24 hours, a war monitor said Monday, after weeks of The region controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Syria 's former al-Qaeda affiliate, includes most of the Idlib province as well as parts of neighbouring Aleppo

Turkish troops and Syrian proxies took control of Afrin from Kurdish forces they consider "terrorists" in March last year after a two-month air and ground offensive.

Those killed also included four fighters.

"Among the victims, at least six are originally from Eastern Ghouta," a former rebel bastion near Damascus retaken by the regime last year, Abdel Rahman said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but a commander with a pro-Ankara faction accused Kurdish fighters.

Since the Turkish-backed rebel takeover, the UN and human rights groups have documented widespread abuses in Afrin.

The UN and Amnesty have also reported patterns of house appropriations by fighters and civilians bussed to Afrin during the surrender last year of Eastern Ghouta.

Half of the Kurdish enclave's 320,000 residents have fled, according to a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry, and most are unable to return.

Also on Thursday, several people were wounded in a car-bomb blast near a church in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, an AFP journalist and state media said.

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An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area, according to Reuters.

“These strikes were directed against some of ISIL’s external plotters,” U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Pentagon briefing, using an acronym for Islamic State, the Syria - and Iraq-based militant group. “They certainly are people who were actively plotting operations in Europe, and may also

- Endless rounds of peace talks -

Endless rounds of UN-led peace talks have failed to stem the bloodshed in Syria.

UN peace envoy Geir Pedersen, however, is pushing ahead with a 17-month-old effort to form a committee to write a post-war constitution.

Both he and Damascus on Wednesday expressed "progress" towards forming the panel, whose composition has been the subject of dispute.

Shored up by a series of Russian-backed victories since 2015, the regime wants to amend the current constitution, but the opposition wants an entirely new one.

A September deal between Moscow and Ankara was supposed to avert a massive regime offensive on Idlib, but it was never fully implemented and HTS took full administrative control in January.

More than 560 civilians have been killed in regime and Russian air strikes on northwest Syria since late April, according to the Observatory.

Rebel fire during the same period, meanwhile, has killed more than 40 civilians in adjacent government-held areas, it said.

The United Nations says 25 health facilities in the region have been hit.

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