Six people from the same family, two of whose children were killed in an artillery strike by Bashar Assad’s regime in Idlib province, northwest Syria on On Saturday.
Residents said that family has been outside their house enjoying the sun weather and drink tea when the shell hit. Low-flying reconnaissance aircraft surrounded the village of Maarat al-Naasan in Idlib, after the strike.
Syrian Civil Defense group, also known as the White Helmets, the two said children were 3 and 7 years old. He said a total of 65 children Was killed in a new bombardment campaign by the Russian-backed Syrian regime targeting Idlib in the past six month.
The Syrian Observatory based in Britain for Human Rights, an observer of the war in Syria, also reported deaths. He said that the forces of the regime also bombed areas around villages of Kafr A’ama and Taqad, to the west of the city of Aleppo.
“The shell fell on a civilian home”said the Syrian Observatory for Human rights.
The Syrian regime and son ally Russia have regularly targeted hospitals and civilian areas since the start of the war in 2011.
Idlib region Turkey’s eastern border home at about 3 millions people and it’s one of the last pockets to oppose Damascus.
For years, the Assad regime ignored the needs and safety of the syrian people, looking only to further gains in territory and crushing the opposition. To this end, the regime has for years have bombed civilian facilities such as schools, hospitals and residential areas, causing displacement of almost half of that of the country population.
The Idlib de-escalation zone was forged as part of an agreement between Turkey and Russia. the area Has been subject of multiple stop-fire agreements, which have been frequently violated by the Assad regime and its allies.
A fragile truce has been negotiated between Moscow and Ankara in March 2020 in response to months of combat by the Russian-backed regime. nearly a million people fled the Assad regime offensive yet the regime still frequently carries out attacks on civilians, preventing most from returning to their homes and forcing them to stay in makeshift camps.