Russia has escalated its airstrikes on the province of Idlib in northwestern Syria, targeting residential areas in the center of the province and a vegetable market in the city of Jisr al-Shughur.
The Syrian Civil Defense organization reported that Russian fighter jets attacked a vegetable and fruit market on the outskirts of Jisr al-Shughur early Sunday morning.
The organization indicated that there were civilian casualties as a result of the attack, stating that its teams had arrived at the scene to evacuate the dead and wounded.
According to activists, the initial toll of the airstrikes is seven dead and over 25 injuries, some of which are critical. All of the victims were traders, farmers, and civilians who frequented the market.
The Russian airstrikes also targeted the western outskirts of the city of Idlib, and according to images circulated on social media, residential buildings were hit.
Additionally, the Russian strikes reached the area of Mount Forty near the city of Ariha, as well as the outskirts of the towns of Binnin and Sarja in the Jabal al-Zawiya region, south of Idlib.
The hills of al-Kabina in the northern countryside of Latakia also experienced several airstrikes.