The Assad regime forces have further escalated their military operations in northern Syria as local activists said that regime forces used internationally prohibited weapons in Idlib countryside. The attacks hit various civilian areas, killing and injuring dozens of civilians, including children and women.
Local activists said that the Assad forces shelled a public market in the town of Kafrnabel in rural Idlib with white phosphorous-filled bombs on Thursday, killing 14 civilians, including women and children, and injuring dozens more.
Similar attacks targeted rural Idlib on Wednesday. The attacks killed a child in the town of Marshammarin and injured many others.
Moreover, four civilians were wounded when regime forces shelled the town of Ma’arat al-Nu’man three high-explosive rockets.
A woman was wounded in the town of Bdama near the town of Jisr al-Shughour as a result of artillery shelling by regime forces. Another woman was also injured in similar shelling that targeted the northern part of the town of Sarqib.
Activists in rural Hama said that six people were killed in regime selling on Wednesday, including three in the village of Hawija, and one in each of the villages of Al-Hwaiz, Anakawi and Hawash. Many other civilians were also injured.
Artillery shelling by the Assad regime also killed four civilians in the town of Khan al-Asal and al-Mansoura in Aleppo countryside.
The Syrian Coalition on Thursday discussed the ongoing bombing campaign by the Assad regime on Syria’s north at a meeting with a delegation from the Syrian Tribal Council headed by Sheikh Rami al-Doush.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights issued its monthly report on violations in the country earlier this week. It said that the Assad regime and its allies continue to commit war crimes against civilians as it said that it has documented hundreds of killings, arbitrary arrests and brutal torture. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)