The Assad regime and Russian air forces continue to bomb towns and villages in the liberated areas, deliberately targeting residential areas, health facilities and services centers. The Syrian Coalition described these attacks as "war crimes" that the United Nations must act urgently to stop.
Local activists said that Russian jets bombed several towns and villages in rural Idlib in the early morning hours of Thursday, killing and injuring over 20 civilians, many of them women and children. The victims included seven civilians who were killed in an airstrikes on the village of Alhamo in the Rouj plain in rural Idlib.
The Russian and Assad regime air forces conducted over 15 airstrikes on several towns and villages in the Rouj plain and near the town of Jisr al-Shughour as well as on the tows of Khan al-Sibil, Maerdabsa and the outskirts of Tal Mardikh in rural Idlib.
Activists on Thursday published photos and videos showing massive destruction caused by the ongoing Assad regime and Russian aerial campaign on many areas across Syria. They also published images showing children and women who were killed and injured in the aerial campaign which has been ongoing for nine days.
Activists in rural Hama also published photos and videos showing Russian jets and Assad regime helicopters targeting several towns and villages in the area. The bombings left several civilians killed and wounded and caused massive destruction in residential areas.
The Syrian Coalition stressed that “these terrorist attacks fit an all-too-familiar pattern in which the deliberate targeting, killing and displacement of civilians and the destruction of vital facilities and hospitals is the preferred option for the Assad regime and its backers.”
The Coalition called on the United Nations to assume its responsibility to protect Syrian civilians and work on putting an end to the deliberate targeting of civilians, vital civilian facilities, and health centers. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)