Son dakika Syrian regime air strikes kill several civilians in Idlib – White Helmets SonDakika-Haberleri.Net
Assad regime forces, backed by Iran-aligned militant groups, have killed eight people and injured 11 civilians in northwestern Syria, a volunteer humanitarian organisation has said.
According to a statement by the organisation also known as The White Helmets, the attack targeted Iblin village in Idlib countryside on Thursday. Of the injured, three are in critical condition.
Russian-backed air strikes
In a separate but related development reported by Syrian opposition sources, Russian planes carried out air strikes on Al-Mozara, Belyun, and Kafar Avid villages in the southern Idlib countryside in the early morning hours of the day.
These attacks are occurring in a demilitarized zone and during a ceasefire that was agreed to last year. Displaced people began returning to their homes over the past year but attacks continued and the no crease in attacks may cause a new wave of displacement. pic.twitter.com/aYuczy9eKB— Obaida Hitto (@ObaidaHitto) June 10, 2021
Syria has been mired in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.
Over the past decade, around half a million people have been killed and more than 12 million had to flee their homes.
Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia in March 2020.
The Syrian regime, however, has consistently violated the terms of the cease-fire, launching frequent attacks inside the de-escalation zone.