12 Syrian troops, 50 militants killed in Idlib, says Russian Defense Ministry

Syrians take part in a demonstration against the regime offensive in Syria’s last major opposition bastion of Idlib on January 17, 2020. (AFP)

Twelve Syrian troops were killed, and 24 injured in the past 24 hours in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

Fifty militants were also killed in the fighting, it said.

On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry had denied media reports that it had bombed civilian targets in the de-escalation zone in Idlib, saying there had been no military flights since a ceasefire was introduced on January 9, RIA news agency reported.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01