Syria missile attack kills at least 40 near Idlib city after ceasefire declared

Source:Arab News Date:31Aug2019

Once again, cease fire in Idlib fails within 24 hours,  raising  the stake for Turkey to defend its allies and Idlib City.


A missile attack on a gathering of extremists in Syria’s Idlib province on Saturday killed at least 40 militants, a war monitor said, hours after a Russian-backed ceasefire took hold.
“A missile attack targeted a meeting held by the leaders of Hurras Al-Deen, Ansar Al-Tawhid and other allied groups inside a training camp” near Idlib city, said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.



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