Three children become victims of an explosion in the Idlib enclave in Syria

20.08.2020, Damascus.

An explosion in the village of Al-Alani in Idlib province killed three children, a Rossa Primavera News Agency’s source in Syria informed on August 20.

In the area of Idlib province under militants’ control, an explosion rocked the village of Al-Alani near the Turkish border town of Salqin. Three children died as a result of explosion, the source said.

It has not been clarified what exactly exploded. It is known that the explosion has occurred near the house where the dead children lived.


Mass protest against the Bashar al-Assad’s power began in the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) in the spring of 2011 and in the summer evolved into a full-fledged armed conflict involving local forces, foreign mercenaries and units of armies of other states, including the United States, NATO-member countries and Turkey.

Over the years, only two Syrian maritime provinces, Latakia and Tartus, have remained relatively untouched by the war. The rest of the country, including all major cities, has become a battleground. In some areas, the fighting, intermittently fading, lasted for years.

Heavy fighting took place right within the urban areas of the capital Damascus; these are the districts of Kabun, Jobar and Harasta. Aleppo, the second most important Syrian city, suffered even more than the capital, and some areas continued to be shelled by militants from areas under their control until March 2020.

After clearing of territories from terrorists, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has sent to Syria sappers who only in Aleppo have examined more than 2000 hectares of the land and thus have defused almost 30 thousand explosive subjects. During their stay in Syria, Russian combat engineers cleared a total of 6,500 hectares of land, 19,000 buildings and about 1,500 kilometres of roads of mines and other explosive objects from. Our military not only saved the Syrian land from the consequences of the hostilities, but also trained Syrian combat engineers.

Despite that, Syrian territory is still extremely insecure, and the ammunition left after the fighting continues to claim the lives of Syrian civilians.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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