Local news outlets reported that the Assad regime forces executed an elderly woman in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib when she tried to prevent them from looting her home, a practice that regime forces did in all areas they capture from the armed opposition.
The newspaper Khan Shekhoun Now reported that Maryam al-Shalat refused to leave her home despite the violent bombardment and shelling by Assad regime forces and Russia forces.
Regime forces have begun looting civilian homes and shops since they took control of northern rural Hama and parts of southern rural Idlib a few days ago.
The ferocious onslaught the Assad regime and Russian forces launched in the region has displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians from their homes. According to the UN, more than 400,000 people have been displaced from the region since late April, especially to areas near the Turkish border. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)