World Bulletin / News Desk
Intensive airstrikes are striking the area in Idlib where the jet was shot down, according to a Russian Defense Ministry statement.
It said 30 militants were initially confirmed killed, claiming they were members of the Al-Nusra group.
Viktor Vodolatsky, a deputy of the Russian State Duma, said Assad regime special forces are conducting an operation in the area where the jet was shot down with Russian air support.
On Saturday, a Russian Su-25 fighter jet was shot down while flying over the Idlib de-escalation zone and the pilot lost his life.
Over the last week -- including before the downing of the jet -- dozens of civilians have lost their lives, and hospitals, mosques, residential areas, and refugee camps have been targeted in airstrikes by Russian jets and Assad forces in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Located in northern Syria near the Turkish border, the Idlib province was declared a de-escalation zone.
In the de-escalation zones -- endorsed by Turkey, Russia and Iran -- acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.
Controlled by anti-regime armed groups, the province has been under intense airstrikes for the last two months.
In January alone, 211 civilians were killed and 1,447 wounded.
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While UN officials say hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, Syrian regime officials say the death toll is closer to 10,000.
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