Nearly 560 civilians, including 60 children and 57 women, have been killed in the city of Aleppo since the beginning of June, according to the Civil Defense Corps operating in the city.
Chief of the civil defense in the neighborhood of Bab Alnairab, Baybars Meshaal, said that the aerial bombardment on Aleppo has been concentrated on hospitals, public markets, civil defense centers, and schools. He stressed that there was no military presence whatsoever in the areas targeted by the bombings.
Meshaal referred to difficulties facing the civil defense teams in Aleppo, most notably repeated airstrikes on the same place and the lack of necessary equipment.
Around 48 people, including women and children, were killed in aerial attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces on residential areas across Syria on Monday. The most violent airstrikes targeted Aleppo city and its northern and southern countrysides, leaving dozens of civilians killed or injured.
Five civilians were also killed and many more wounded in airstrikes by Russian jets on a medical center in the city of Idlib on Monday.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon condemned the “abhorrent attack” carried out on 12 June in the city of Idlib, which hit a vegetable market and the only bakery in the area. “The apparent air strike took place while a ceasefire stipulated in the Four Towns Agreement, which covers Idlib city, had reportedly been restored over the weekend. Local sources reported that the attack left dozens of civilians, including women and children, dead or wounded.” Ki moon said on Monday.
The Syrian Coalition condemned the massacre in Idlib, describing it as a grave escalation that further proves the terrorist nature of the Assad regime and its allies. The Coalition pointed out that the only solution that Assad and his allies believe in is the continued slaughter of civilians, which is part of their grand strategy in Syria.
The Coalition stressed that massacres by Assad and his allies are designed to disrupt the political process and help Assad wriggle out of the obligations of political transition enshrined in international resolutions on Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Smart News)