Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:59

SNHR: 113 People Killed in Idlib in Past 15 Days as UN Says 100,000 Fled Their Homes

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least 113 civilians were killed in the ongoing bombing campaign by regime forces and their allies on Idlib province in the past two weeks.

According to figures the Network published on its website on Thursday, the victims included 33 children and 25 women, the majority of whom were killed in southern rural Idlib in the period between December 25 and January 10.

Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced since early December in Idlib province as a result of the offensive the Assad regime is waging in the province, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said on Wednesday.

The fighting has seen 99,569 civilians flee southern Idlib as well as north and northeastern parts of neighboring Hama province between December 1 and January 9, UNOCHA said.

“Heavy bombardment on many communities in southern and southeastern rural Idlib continued unabated, causing casualties and displacement among civilians and destruction of vital infrastructure,” UNOCHA said in a statement.

The UN agency said the situation in Idlib was “extremely chaotic” with newly displaced people reportedly scattered across open areas.

Member of the Coalition’s political committee Okab Yahya said that Russia and Iran are partners in all the crimes the Assad regime is committing against Syrian civilians. He stressed that Moscow is exploiting the inaction of the world community to unilaterally impose its agenda for solution in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)

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