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Saturday, 23 February 2019 16:35

Regime’s Continued Shelling on Idlib Kills Five Children & a Woman Friday

Five children and a woman were killed and many others were wounded in relentless rocket and artillery shelling by the Assad regime forces on rural Idlib on Friday. The Syrian Coalition said that these violations are part of the endless litany of the Assad regime’s war crimes against Syrian civilians.

Local news outlets said that the Assad regime's forces used high-explosive rockets in the shelling of the town of Ma'aret al-Nu'man in southern rural Idlib.

The Syrian Civil Defense pointed out that at least 20 artillery shells targeted civilian homes in the town of Khan Sheikoun on Friday. It also said that seven artillery shells hit the eastern parties of the town of Sarmin and eight more pounded the northern parts of the town of Saraqeb. The shelling caused material damage, the rescue group said.

Moreover, the Assad regime forces fired no fewer than 12 rockets on the town of Pdama, wounding a civilian and causing damage to civilian property, according to the Syrian civil defense teams.

The Syrian Coalition condemned these deadly attacks, which it described as "hideous and egregious." It called on the international community to take urgent action to prevent further attacks on civilians and to realize the dangers of the Assad regime’s escalation in the region.

The Coalition stressed that the ongoing shelling is part of an escalating campaign by the Assad regime and the Iranian terrorist groups, adding that these operations are aimed at killing civilians; spreading terror; and creating chaos in the region. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)