BEIRUT At the very least sixteen men and women died right after a Friday evening air strike on a prison in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province which includes both equally prisoners and staff members, the Syrian Observatory for Human Legal rights, a Britain-centered war monitor, explained on Saturday.
Idlib is just one of the most vital strongholds of rebels, which includes jihadist factions, who find to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, whose air force, along with that of his ally Russia, has been closely bombarding insurgents there.
The Observatory explained it had gained information and facts that some of these who died were being shot useless while making an attempt to flee the prison right after the air strike strike just one side of it. Two jailers were being amid the sixteen men and women killed.
The population of Idlib, positioned in northwest Syria, has been swelled by refugees which includes many of these who have remaining rebel-held enclaves in other places in the place right after the army and its allies compelled them to surrender.
Although elements of Idlib are controlled by Turkey-backed rebels, which includes factions who fight below the banner of the No cost Syrian Military, other places are dominated by the hardline Islamist Ahrar al-Sham and many others by the Tahrir al-Sham jihadist alliance.
Tahrir al-Sham’s strongest ingredient is the previous Nusra Front group which was al Qaeda’s formal department in Syria until finally last 12 months when it broke official ties with the worldwide movement.
(Reporting by Angus McDowall Editing by Mark Potter)