The Syrian Committee for Human Rights (SCHR) said it has documented the death of 106 civilians, including 22 children and 16 women, in aerial attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces on rebel-held areas across Syria on Friday.
The victims included 53 civilians who were killed in Aleppo province alone. The aerial attacks, many of them launched using internationally banned weapons such as cluster bombs, were concentrated on the neighborhoods of Alfirdous, Alsukkari, and Jisr Ahaj as well as on the towns Owejil, Kafar Hamra, Hayyan and Daret Izza in rural Aleppo.
According to the rights group, 40 civilians were killed in Idlib province on Friday, mostly in the city of Idlib and the towns of Saraqib, Ma’aret Alnasan, Ma’aret Misrin, Harbnoush and Tala’ad. The victims included 11 civilians, among them seven children, from one family in the town of Harbnoush.
Jet fighters raided the civil defense center in the district of Alnairab in Aleppo on Friday, causing massive damage to the center’s building and vehicles.
Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Adnan Rahmoun condemned the war crimes committed by Russia in Syria including the recent crimes carried out in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. He stressed that those remaining silent over such crimes are complicit in them.
Rahmoun on Thursday said that Russia is using Syria to test new methods of warfare including the use of new weapons and the training of troops and mercenaries, which is all happening right under nose of the international community. He called on the Russian leadership to abandon its policies in Syria and demanded that it stops its crimes against the Syrian people, which can only be described as state terrorism. (Source: Syrian Coalition)