المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More human losses raise to 28, the number of those who were killed in the violent detonation which targeted Idlib city last night

Idlib Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the number of casualties are continuing to increase as a result of the violent detonation which rocked Idlib city last night, Saturday the 12th of May 2018, where it has increased to 28 at least, the number of casualties who were killed due to this detonations and were documented by the Syrian Observatory, they are 5 citizens at least, 10 members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and guards of the prison and 8 prisoners most of whom are cells of the organization, while the identity of the 5 remaining bodies is not known so far, and the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of injured cases in serious conditions and the presence of information about missing people under the rubble of the destruction caused by the detonation which reliable sources confirmed to the SOHR that it was carried out by a booby trapped vehicle suggested to be an ambulance, which was detonated in the building after an attack during which the perpetrators managed to kill the prison’s guards.

The reliable sources also confirmed that the explosion was severe and caused gross material damage to the buildings and the property of the citizens even at a distance of hundreds of meters from the site of the detonation, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of April 2018, that a violent explosion shook the industrial area in Idlib city, caused the smoke to rise from the place where the explosion took place and injured about 20 people and some of them were seriously injured. The information is conflicted about the cause of the explosion, where sources talked about an explosion of a car believed to be booby-trapped in the industrial area of Idlib city, while other sources suggested that it was caused by a missile targeting a from a drone, where city Idlib has been witnessing several explosions of this kind in the past days and weeks, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 13th of April 2018 that a violent explosion was heard in Idlib city, it was caused by an IED explosion near the canned food factory, which caused material damage but no information about casualties, while a child died as a result of the explosion that hit Idlib city, where the Observatory documented the death of 32 people (including 29 people including 23 children and women), they were killed as a result of an explosion that hit the area near al-Matlaq roundabout in Idlib city and caused a massacre in which 32 persons at least were killed, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, also the Syrian Observatory documented the death of at least 43 persons, who were killed in Idlib city, as a result of an explosions that targeted the Ajnad Al-Quqaz faction (The Caucasian Soldiers), headquarter in 30th Street in Idlib city, on the 7th of January 2018, including 27 citizens at least including 14 children at least and 7 citizen women, while the death toll is expected to increase as a result of presence of dozens of injured people in serious conditions. While it is not known until now whether the explosion caused by detonating a booby trapped vehicle or a missile fired by warplane, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored large destruction caused by the explosion, while it worth mentioning that Idlib city witnessed explosions targeted several areas in the city and its outskirts weeks ago, some of which were targeted by vehicles, cars carrying commanders and members of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and other factions supporting it, and these explosions left causalities.

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