DAMASCUS (Press Shia Agency) – Militants of the Takfiri group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, launched a rocket attack against the Syrian town of al-Fouaa in the northwestern province of Idlib, leaving several civilians seriously injured.

According to Press Shia Agency dispatches, the al-Nusra terrorists pounded the Shiite-populated city of Fouaa on Tuesday, injuring five people, including two kids, in the besieged town.

Later in the day, Russian warplanes responded and targeted positions of the Takfiri militants the strategic town of Banesh in Idlib countryside.

Some 400,000 people are under siege in Syria as the foreign-backed militancy is wreaking havoc across much of the country.

There has been nearly a complete media blackout on the situation in al-Fouaa by western media.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.