Activists in Idlib province said that the Russian air force carried out dozens of airstrikes on Idlib city and its countryside on Monday. Internationally banned weapons, including napalm and white phosphorus, were used in the attacks.
The Syrian Coalition said that Russia is carrying out revenge attacks against civilians in Syria.
Intensive airstrikes hit Idlib after midnight, targeting mainly vital civilian facilities. The Russian jets bombed the surgical hospital in central Idlib and Serja field hospital in rural Idlib, putting them out of service.
The airstrikes also hit a textile factory in Idlib as well as vital civilian facilities in the towns of Kafranbel, Binnish, Sarmin, Khan Alsibil and Ahamidiya in rural Idlib.
President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Alabdah on Monday sent a letter to foreign ministers of the International Syrian Support Group (ISSG) warning of the dire consequences of the use of internationally prohibited weapons against civilians by the Assad regime and its allies.
Alabdah called upon the ISSG to take immediate and decisive action to ensure that the crimes by the regime and its allies are investigated by the relevant UN bodies, including the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) and the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, as well as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Alabdah also called for holding to account those responsible for these crimes so as to ensure they are not repeated. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)