Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:38

Six Civilians Killed in Regime Airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughour on Wednesday

Six civilians were killed and 10 others were injured, mostly women and children, by two regime airstrikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in rural Idlib in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The airstrikes hit residential neighborhoods and the main hospital in the town.

According to local activists, the victims included three children.

The attack came less than 24 hours after the Assad regime and Russian jets hit a IDP camp near the town of Deir Al-Sharqi in rural Idlib, killing two children and two women.

A man and a woman were wounded by airstrikes that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafar Batikh in rural Idlib on Tuesday.

The Assad regime and Russia forces bombed more than 17 towns and villages in rural Idlib on Tuesday. At least 68 airstrikes hit the region, 12 of which involved the use of cluster bombs. More than 140 artillery shells and two rockets also pounded seven towns and villages in the province, causing dozens of civilian casualties and widespread destruction to residential buildings and civilian property.

The bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian forces in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria has been ongoing for the 74th day. The bombardment is mainly targeting residential areas and healthcare facilities. Hundreds of civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes.

The Syrian Coalition on Monday called on all international actors to take immediate action to prevent the Assad regime's helicopters from flying over Syria’s northwest and dropping barrel bombs on unarmed civilians. Action is also needed to neutralize the airbases from which warplanes are taking off to target civilians.

The Coalition also called for the urgent establishment of a military mechanism to deal with, disband, and put an end to the presence of terrorist militias being brought in with the aim of killing and displacing the Syrian people. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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