Russian Federation urges Turkey to help stop rebel raids in Syria

Russian Federation urges Turkey to help stop rebel raids in Syria

The base is considered the main target of this latest offensive, which began in October and which is mainly being fought against opposition forces with links to Al-Qaeda.

France said on Wednesday it was extremely concerned by the government offensive in Idlib, the biggest remaining chunk of Syria still held by anti-government rebels, and demanded that commitments made to reduce hostilities there be respected. The province is covered by a de-escalation agreement reached previous year between Russian Federation and Iran, who back President Bashar Assad, and Turkey, which supports the opposition.

"The suffering of the people of Syria knows no end", said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, noting that residential areas in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the nation's capital, Damascus, are being hit day and night by strikes from the ground and the air, forcing civilians to hide in basements. Warring parties are obliged by law to distinguish between civilians and lawful military targets, Zeid said.

Earlier this month, jets bombed a maternity hospital in the city of Maarat al Numan in Idlib province, a major hospital serving thousands of people, killing five people including a newborn baby and injuring scores, according to the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and other relief groups.

A total of 40 people were killed over the past two days as Assad forces intensified their attacks on the besieged Damascus suburb Eastern Ghouta, according to the White Helmets civil defence agency.

In Idlib, ground attacks and airstrikes have escalated as a rapidly-moving government offensive gains momentum, jeopardizing the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians, said Zeid, noting that an explosion on January 7 reportedly killed 28 civilians.

Zeid said that at least 85 civilians including 30 under age 18 had been killed since December 31 in government bombing on the area.

Russian Federation entered the civil war in 2015 to bolster government forces, helping them to secure a series of victories against the Islamic State group as well as mainstream rebels.

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