At least 21 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded, including women, children and first responders in violent airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian forces in many towns and villages in Idlib province on Thursday.
The Syrian Civil Defense said that the airstrikes, which has been ongoing since April 26, also injured 27 civilians, including nine children and three women.
The victims included two paramedics working for the Banafsaj aid group who were killed when an airstrike hit their ambulance near the town of Ma’aret al-Nu’man. Three other civilians, including a woman who was inside the ambulance, were also injured in the attack.
The aid group published a video showing the rescuers a few moments after their ambulance was directly hit by the airstrikes.
The Syrian Coalition said that “the deliberate, systematic targeting of civilians is a war crime that requires condemnation and intervention by the international community. Action is needed to deter the party waging war against the Syrian people with the help of sectarian foreign militias.”
The Coalition stressed that “there will be no military solution in any part of Syria, nor will the status quo ante be restored. The Assad’s regime plans to reimpose itself on the Syrian people with iron and fire and with the help of foreign occupation and sectarian militias will drastically fail. The Syrian people will not once again liver under slavery and tyranny in any way or in any part of the country.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)