Syria: Russia confirmed air raids in the West
In Syria, Assad troops from rulers have recaptured the rebel areas. They are supported by Russian fighter jets. Human rights activists accuse the Kremlin, also firing cluster bombs.
The Russian Defense Ministry has reported of successful air strikes in Syria again on Sunday. Major General Igor Konaschenkow named as targets – as in all positions of Moscow – the terror militia’ Islamic State’ ( IS ). The intercepted radio traffic According now scaremongering wide among the IS- fighters.
According Konaschenkow more than 60 targets were hit in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, Idlib and Al – Rakka.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights are located in the provinces of Latakia and Hama, however, no major positions of the IS. Western countries and moderate Syrian rebels accuse the government in Moscow, mainly to take action against insurgents without connections to the IS. These rebels are usually even to the bitter enemies of the IS.
ground troops conquer territories by rebels back
The According opposition specifications Syria Army has now recorded with the backing of the Russian Air Force territorial gains in the west of the country. The units have recaptured with the support of fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia the strategically important plateau of the valley in the province of Idlib Skik by rebels.
The Idlib province is almost completely controlled by the Islamist Army of conquest’. In it, the Syrian branch of Al – Qaeda, the Al-Nusra Front, and the support of the Gulf States and Turkey grouping Ahrar al -Sham are joined together.
Also in the central province of Hama on the highway between Damascus and Aleppo as well as in the northern part of the coastal province of Latakia were successful government soldiers. In the north of Latakia, the army conquered by matching information on their advance, among other things, the village Kafr Dalba.
According to the observatory took government soldiers in Hama three villages in the east of the highway and tried, even areas west of the road under to bring their control. The aim of the offensive was to reconquer the adjoining Latakia level Sahl al – Ghab by the rebels, said the head of the Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman.
Syrian official news agency Sana reported, the fierce fighting were Russian airstrikes preceded against insurgents. Here are at least 50 rebels were killed.
The details of the opposition near Observatory are independently check barely, they have, however, proved often to be accurate in the past.
Russia is a the closest ally of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Russian jets flying since late September airstrikes in the country. All evidence suggests that Russia is not about a battle against the IS, but support for Assad.
Set Russia stray bombs?
The US human rights organization Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) Russia, meanwhile, has accused of being responsible for the use of novel cluster bombs in Syria. Photos show that the banned bombs. 4 October were dropped on the village of Kafr Halab southwest of Aleppo, HRW said on Sunday. The cluster bombs have been used either by itself or supplied by Russia Moscow to the Syrian army.
cluster bombs put hundreds of smaller bombs free. Many unexploded bombs explode until years later. Just like landmines ammunition comes in contact in the air – who is not killed immediately, survived mostly badly mutilated. According to one of 116 States signed contract from 2008. Cluster munitions are banned internationally.
Neither Russia nor Syria should use cluster munitions, said the HRW representative Nadim Houry. He called on both countries to immediately ban the international to the use of such weapons