The Assad regime and Russian forces have further stepped up the bombing campaign on rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria, causing increasing casualties among the civilian population.
The civil defense in Idlib said that the Assad regime and Russian jets hit the town of Kifranbel late on Sunday, killing nine civilians, including three children and two women. Ten others were wounded, including three women and three children.
Assad regime forces fired three heavy artillery shells on the town of Khan Sheikhoun on Sunday, killing two civilians from one family.
The Emergency Response Coordinators Team said it had registered the names of 492 civilians who have been killed in the regime and Russian bombing campaign since February 2, including 144 children.
According to the team, the victims included 366 civilians who were killed in Idlib, 110 in Hama, 14 in Aleppo, and two in Latakia.
The team said that more than 60,000 families (or 374,000 people) have been displaced since February 2 and sought refuge in around 34 areas in northern Syria.
Thousands of displaced people are going through immense suffering as they are staying out in the open in mountainous areas and unofficial IDP camps. More households are arriving in Syria’s north from northern rural Hama and southern rural Idlib.
The UN Security Council has failed to issue a resolution to stop the bombing campaign in Idlib province. The Syrian Coalition warned that this failure would have a negative impact on the political process and humanitarian conditions, noting that the lives of more than four million people in Idlib are at serious risk. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)