SOHR: 11 civilians were killed in the Syrian army’s bombing of areas in Idlib • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR: 11 civilians were killed in the Syrian army’s bombing of areas in Idlib

Witnesses and rescue workers said that at least 11 civilians were killed in the Syrian army’s bombing of residential areas in the rebel-held city of Ariha in the northwest of the country.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the bombing took place while children were going to their schools in a crowded market in the city located in the southern countryside of Idlib, noting that among the dead were two children. The bombing also resulted in the injury of at least 26 people.
At the hospital where the victims were taken, an AFP correspondent saw a person screaming and crying next to the corpse of a 10-year-old girl. As for the place of targeting, some were busy cleaning the street in front of their damaged shops.
The bombing comes despite the entry into force of the ceasefire announced by Moscow, which supports Damascus, and Ankara, which supports the fighting factions, in March 2020.
The ceasefire came after a massive attack launched by the regime forces with Russian support over a period of three months, during which they took control of large areas in southern Idlib, and pushed about a million people to flee their homes.
The area is inhabited by about three million people, half of whom are internally displaced.
The bombing in Idlib comes hours after the bombing of a bus in the capital, Damascus, which killed 13 people, and no party has claimed responsibility so far.
This comes after news of the arrival of new military reinforcements for the government forces, consisting of dozens of buses carrying soldiers, tanks and rocket launchers, to the Maarat al-Numan area and the fighting axes in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, and Saraqib, east of Idlib, on the M4 road. This comes in light of the escalation by the government media about the start of a close battle in Idlib, coinciding with the Turkish threat of imminent military action in northern Syria targeting areas of Kurdish militants.




SOURCE: AW-journal

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