The United States launched a strike that killed several jihadist leaders without notifying Russia or the Syrian regime.
Russia on Sunday (September 1st) accused the United States of having “compromised” the continuation of the ceasefire in the Syrian province of Idleb, where Washington led Saturday a strike against jihadist leaders.
According to the Russian army, the United States hit the region “without notifying Russia and Turkey in advance”, both of which have ground troops. She described the strike as “indiscriminate use of aviation”.
“In the areas hit by the US strike, the losses and destruction are numerous,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, accusing Washington of “compromising the ceasefire in the area of”. Idleb’s de-escalation “.
The US strike killed at least 40 jihadist leaders, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH).
It took place on the day of the entry into force of a truce decreed by the regime of Damascus and its Russian ally, after four months of deadly bombings that killed more than 950 civilians and a ground offensive that allowed the Syrian forces to reclaim strategic sectors.
Welcoming about three million people, Idleb and areas of adjacent provinces are dominated by the jihadists of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS, the former Syrian branch of Al Qaeda).
A previous truce decreed early August in the same region of Idleb had collapsed after a few days.