×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Syria

Government Missile Attack Kills 9 Insurgents in North Syria

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 01:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces conducted a missile strike on a vehicle carrying members of a Turkey-backed armed opposition faction in a rebel-held part of the country’s north Wednesday, opposition activists said, and nine gunmen were killed.

The attack happened just south of the northern town of Afrin, which is under the control of Turkey-backed opposition fighters, the activists said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, and the opposition’s Orient news said the nine fighters killed belonged to the Failaq al-Sham group.

Orient reported that the attack on the bus came as Failaq al-Sham members were heading to front lines to replace their comrades.

Syrian government forces now control much of Syria with the help of President Bashar Assad’s main backers Russia and Iran. The conflict that began in March 2011 has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced half the country’s pre-war population of 23 million.

Frontlines have experienced sporadic bombardment since a Russian-backed government offensive ended in March 2020 following a truce reached by the presidents of Russia and Turkey who support rival parties in the Syrian conflict.

On Tuesday, the United Nations said the first 10 years of Syria’s conflict killed more than 306,887 civilians — the highest official estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country.

The figures released by the U.N. do not include soldiers and insurgents killed in the conflict. Their numbers are believed to be in the tens of thousands.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


GlobalTalk
Syrian forces conducted a missile strike on a vehicle carrying members of a Turkey-backed armed opposition faction in a rebel-held part of the country's north Wednesday, opposition activists said, and nine gunmen were killed.The attack happened just south of the northern...
Syria
241
2022-00-29
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 01:00 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved