The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

A violent aerial attack by Russian and regime’s warplanes on Idlib countryside leaves more civilian casualties raising their number to about 145 during 35 days of escalating the shelling on the province

Idlib Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Idlib countryside has been witnessing a violent attack by warplanes and helicopters affiliated to the regime and Russia, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored since today morning the 28th of January 2018, that the warplanes carried out tens of raids which targeted the eastern and the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, where the Syrian Observatory documented that the warplanes and helicopters carried out 93 raids at least targeting areas in Saraqeb and Abu al-Duhur cities, and the villages of Ferwan, Tal Al-Tokan, Tell Sultan, Umm Elkhalayel, Tell Mardikh, Al-Khwaiyn, Mshirfah Shamali, the vicinity of Zarzur as well as areas in Kafr Nubl town and other areas in the eastern and the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, in conjunction with shelling by missiles by the regime forces on areas in Saraqeb town in the southern countryside of Idlib, and the today’s raids resulted in the death of a man and his child as well as the injury of 12 others with varying severity.

And with the death of more citizens, it has increased to 144, the number of the citizens whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory in the bombardment by the warplanes and helicopters, and the shelling by the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on areas in Idlib countryside, including at least 41 children below the age of 18 and 31 women citizens over the 18, since the 25th of December until today the 28th of January 2018, while tens of others were injured with permanent disabilities and sever injuries, which may increase the death toll, and the shelling also caused destruction of hundreds of houses and shops and properties, in addition to the damage to destruction in the infrastructure of areas which witnessed heavy shelling, in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo.