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Syria, Russia Pound Idlib After Terror Attack Killed 80 People At Homs Military College

•, by Tyler Durden

Syria's health ministry in the immediate aftermath said the drone attack killed 80 people and wounded 240 more. Al Jazeera and other regional sources have cited over 100 dead, which included military officers and their family members. At least six children were among the deceased, in what may be the single deadliest terror attack inside Syria in years.

Multiple videos later circulated of major counterattacks by Syrian forces on al-Qaeda occupied Idlib, in a rare large assault.

Various hardline jihadist groups have held Idlib since 2015, at which time they were helped in the takeover by the United States and its allies, in an operation directed out of southern Turkey.

A Syrian military statement alluded to insurgents having received help from "international forces" in the past:

Syria's military said in an earlier statement that drones laden with explosives targeted the ceremony packed with young officers and their families as it was wrapping up. Without naming any particular group, the military accused insurgents "backed by known international forces" of the attack and said "it will respond with full force and decisiveness to these terrorist organizations, wherever they exist."

NATO member Turkey continues to be a main backer of the jihadist insurgents who hold Idlib province. 

More than 100 people were killed in a drone attack on the Syrian government military college in the western city of Homs on Thursday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitor

— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) October 6, 2023

Regional sources have said Syrian had help from Russia allied forces in pounding Idlib, which is ongoing into Friday. "Airstrikes pounded the positions of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and the Emigrants Brigade, foreign extremist militias consisting of Chinese Uyghur and Chechen militants," wrote The Cradle.

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