Alleged Russian airstrike kills at least 7 Turkey-backed fighters in north Syria

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Alleged Russian airstrike kills at least 7 Turkey-backed fighters in north Syria
Attack on Hamza Division comes amid increasing tensions between Assad’s forces and insurgent groups who still have a stronghold in parts of the country
By AP
26 September 2021

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Warplanes attacked Turkish-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria on Sunday, killing and wounding about 20, an opposition war monitor and pro-government media said. The airstrike struck a position in an area near the town of Afrin. It came amid increasing tensions between government forces and insurgent groups who still have a stronghold in northwestern Syria, mainly in the province of Idlib.

The Sunday morning airstrike was carried out by Russian warplanes, opposition activists said. The airstrike hit a center for a Turkish-backed group known as the Hamza Division, killing seven fighters and wounding 13, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-Syrian opposition organization of uncertain funding. Pro-government media also reported Russian airstrikes near Afrin, saying that a number of gunmen were killed or wounded.

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