The Latest: Airstrikes on rebel-held Syrian city kill 17

August 17, 2016 - photo frame

BEIRUT (AP) – The Latest on a developments in a Syrian polite war, a day after Russia used a bottom in Iran to launch airstrikes in a Arab republic (all times local):

9 p.m.

A Syrian search-and-rescue organisation says 17 people have been killed in airstrikes on a rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib.

The internal bend of a proffer Syrian Civil Defense organisation pronounced a airstrikes on Wednesday bleeding during slightest 30 others. The group, also famous as a White Helmets, that operates in opposition-held areas, blamed a conflict on supervision jets.

A video news posted on a group’s site showed rescue workers pulling bodies from disadvantage along a heavily shop-worn street.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported a strikes, observant tens of civilians were killed and wounded.

Monitoring groups contend rebel-held domain in a country’s northwest has come underneath augmenting conflict by Syrian and Russian jets in new weeks.


3:05 p.m.

A distinguished Iranian lawmaker has reliable that Russia is regulating Iran’s Shahid Nojeh Air Base for airstrikes in Syria.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, a conduct of a parliament’s inhabitant confidence and unfamiliar process committee, pronounced Wednesday that Russian warrior jets land in Shahid Nojeh Air Base usually to refuel and this is underneath a accede of a country’s Supreme National Security Council.

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that it launched a strikes from nearby a Iranian city of Hamedan and struck targets in 3 provinces in northern and eastern Syria. Shahid Nojeh Air Base is some 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Hamedan.

The proclamation from Russia outlines a initial poignant stationing of a infantry in Iran given World War II.


2:10 p.m.

Syrian activists contend a margin sanatorium in a Aleppo panorama was heavily shop-worn when it was strike by an airstrike Tuesday night.

Osama Abu al-Ezz, a alloy in a city of Aleppo, says a sanatorium in a encampment of Daret Azzeh suffered a “direct hit.”

He says one chairman was bleeding as extreme barrage on a encampment forced staff and patients to leave a trickery before a strike.

Abu al-Ezz says staff feared a sanatorium would be targeted. It is located in an opposition-held partial of contested Aleppo province.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, confirms a strike.

The advocacy organisation Human Rights Watch indicted Russia and a Syrian supervision final week of aggressive hospitals in antithesis areas, that if counsel can volume to a fight crime


1:10 p.m.

The Russian unfamiliar apportion is rejecting allegations that Russia’s use of Iranian infantry bases for airstrikes in Syria violates any UN sanctions on Iran.

Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday deserted allegations by U.S. State Department orator Mark Toner, who a day before pronounced Russia’s operation out of Iran could violate a U.N. fortitude that prohibits a supply, sale and send of fight aircraft to Iran unless authorized by a Security Council.

Lavrov says “there has been no supply, sale or send of fight jets to Iran” and insisted that a Russian Air Force’s participation in Iran is usually about regulating a facilities.

The apportion also called on a U.S. not to “nitpick about what is function in terms of a remaining restrictions on trade and ties with Iran.”


12:20 p.m.

The Russian Defense Ministry says a warplanes have launched a new call of airstrikes on Islamic State fighters in Syria.

The method says a jets took off progressing in a day on Wednesday from a bottom southwest of a Iranian capital, Tehran, to strike targets in a easterly of Syria. It says they broken dual authority posts and dual training camps.

Iran on Tuesday authorised Russian warplanes to take off from a domain to explosve targets in Syria, for a initial time given Russia launched a operation in a war-torn Arab republic final year.



Syria’s state-run news group says 7 civilians have been killed and 9 bleeding by rocket rounds dismissed by armed groups on a government-controlled district of a city of Aleppo.

SANA says a rockets struck a Salaheddine residential district in a northern city on Wednesday.

The city has been divided into a rebel-held eastern partial and a government-controlled western partial given 2012, and is now a focal indicate of a polite war.

On Tuesday, scarcely 20 civilians were reported killed in airstrikes in eastern districts.


This refurbish has been corrected to contend 20 civilians were reported killed on Tuesday, not Friday.


11 a.m.

The orator of Iran’s council is stressing that Russia does not have a permanent infantry bottom within a Islamic Republic, a day after Moscow announced rising airstrikes on Syria from Iran.

The comments by Ali Larijani, reported on Wednesday by a state-run IRNA news agency, seem geared during easing domestic concerns over a strikes. Iran’s constitution, validated after a 1979 Islamic Revolution, bars unfamiliar militaries from carrying bases within a country.

Larijani did not directly plead a strikes in his comments.

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that it launched a strikes from nearby a Iranian city of Hamedan and struck targets in 3 provinces in northern and eastern Syria.

The proclamation from Russia outlines a initial poignant stationing of a infantry there given World War II.

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