المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Warplanes carry out the first massacre in Khan Shaykhun in 70 days killing 10 children and women as the second biggest massacre after Black Tuesday massacre

Idlib province – the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: warplanes targeted on Sunday the 17th of December 2017 areas in the southern countryside of Idlib with about 15 airstrikes. The locals asserted to the SOHR that the airstrikes caused fires in the place where the shells fell, and left big numbers of martyrs and injured people, where 10 women and children are confirmed dead. The martyrs are a woman and her child from one family, 6 others from another family; they area a woman and 2 of her children and 2 sisters and another woman, in addition to a child, whether he belongs to one of the two families is not yet known, and the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of several injured in serious conditions, where medical sources confirmed to the SOHR that most of the martyrs suffered burns due to the shells dropped by warplanes, while other injured people are still suffering of burn injuries.

This is the first massacre in Khan Shaykhun since the 7th of October 2017, the date of the massacre that claimed the lives of 7 citizens including 2 children and 3 women due to warplanes shelling on areas in Khan Shaykhun city in Idlib countryside, and it is also the second biggest massacre in terms of death toll in one day, after the black Tuesday, the 4th of April 2017, which took place in Khan Shaykhun city, and claimed the lives of 88 citizens including 31 children below 18 and 21 women, and left dozens of people injured, and medical sources asserted at that time to the SOHR that a neighborhood in Khan Shaykhun city was shelled by gas materials that asphyxiation, with uncontrollable mucous streaming, irritation, spasms and other symptoms appeared on injured people.

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