The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New massacre | Nearly 25 civilians, mostly children, killed and injured in regime bombardment on southern Idlib

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of eight civilians, including six children and a woman, were killed in artillery fire by regime forces on different areas in Jabal al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib. The breakdown of fatalities was as follows:


  • Balyoun town: two children.


  • Iblin town: a family of five people (the father, the mother and their three children).


  • Balshoun village: one child.


The regime’s bombardment on these areas also left 16 other civilians injured.


On June 23, Observatory activists documented the death of four civilians and injury of six others due to mortar fire by regime forces on Afes village in Idlib countryside, while civilians were holding a funeral in the village.


Also, a civilian woman was killed in artillery fire on the surrounding areas of the Turkish post in Atareb city in the western countryside of Aleppo.