The Assad regime continues to launch brutal attacks against civilians in many areas across Syria, thus effectively causing the already fragile “cessation of hostilities” agreement to collapse. A total of 42 civilians, including 9 children and 6 women, were killed in regime bombings across Syria on Sunday.
The most violent regime aerial bombings targeted rebel-held areas in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib, Hama, and Rural Damascus.
Regime’s air forces continue to relentlessly hit Aleppo for the third consecutive day. Activists said that 14 civilians were killed in regime’s air strikes on the neighborhoods of Sakhur, Sukkari, Saliheen, Bani Zeid, and Ashrafiya.
Regime forces earlier today targeted Dara’a with a ground-to-ground missile, killing a civilian and wounding dozens more.
Regime warplanes on Sunday struck a number of villages around the town of Uqayribat in eastern rural Hama, killing six people and wounding dozens more, including children.
Regime forces, stationed in Jourin base in Al-Ghab plain, targeted the town of Jisr al-Shughur with missiles loaded with poison gas, which resulted in three cases of asphyxiation among civilians. Regime forces also dropped barrel bombs on the Shah’shabou Mount area and shelled the town of Bdama in rural Idlib with heavy artillery.
Meanwhile, Al-Akrad Mount area in rural Latakia was hit with over 40 regime airstrikes as regime forces attempt to advance on the area. The attack was repelled by the FSA and other rebel groups who inflicted heavy losses on the attacking forces.
Regime forces also pounded earlier today the towns of Arbin, Bala and Zamalka in Rural Damascus with heavy artillery and missiles. (Source: Syrian Coalition)