The violent Assad regime and Russian bombing campaign in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria have knocked out dozens of healthcare and educational facilities as well as destroyed the infrastructure in the province. The bombinbgs have also killed hundreds of unarmed civilians and forced hundreds of thousands more out of their homes.
According to local activists, at least 63 schools were hit by the Assad regime and Russian bombardment in the province of Idlib in the first half of 2019.
The activists pointed out that the bombardment caused damage to schools ranging from 10 to 80 percent.
The activists pointed out that the majority of the targeted schools were located in southern rural Idlib, in addition to four schools in the Jisr al-Shughour region and three others in the city of Idlib.
The bombardment also hit 25 healthcare facilities in the past few weeks, completely destroying 20 of these. The attacks also hit 12 civil defense centers, more than 11 bakeries, 25 schools, 30 mosques, and many popular markets.
On June 18, the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting at the request of Germany, Belgium and Kuwait to discuss the situation in Idlib province. Several countries expressed concern about a new humanitarian crisis in the region during the meeting which came as a follow-up to the closed session the Council held the earlier week.
The Assad regime and Russian forces have launched a fierce bombing campaign on the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria since April 26. The Emergency Response Coordination Team on Tuesday said that the bombing campaign has killed no fewer than 833 civilians, including 236 children, in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria since the beginning of February. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)