Map shows Russian airstrikes target Syrian moderate opposition and civilians, not Daesh

Published 27.11.2015 17:26
Updated 27.11.2015 18:10

Russian warplanes continue to target Syria's moderate opposition forces as part of the 'anti-terror' air strikes, in support of Syria's Assad al-Bashar regime.

Russia intensified airstrikes against Turkmen populated areas in Latakia, which began three weeks ago, killing many civilians and displacing tens of thousands of others.

Russian airstrikes have been targeting the Fırınlık, Acısı, Gimam, and Avanlı regions in the Turkmen Mountain region, which are under the control of moderate opposition forces, in addition to airstrikes in Aleppo, Idlib, Homs and Hama.

The U.S. and its coalition allies have also said that Russia's actions target moderate opposition forces opposed to Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia began carrying out airstrikes in war-torn Syria on Sept. 30. According to the Kremlin, the strikes are aimed at supporting the Assad regime, an ally of Russia's, against Daesh.

Turkey and the West, for their part, accuse Russia of targeting moderate groups in Syria opposed to Assad, many of which are supported by Ankara and Washington.

At least 250,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, with 7.6 million internally displaced and over four million having fled to nearby countries.

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