A civil defense volunteer was killed and another one injured in Assad regime airstrikes on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in southern rural Idlib on Tuesday.
Baladi news network cited communications officer in the civil defense directorate in Idlib province Ahmed Sheikho as saying that the “fallen hero volunteer Bashar Dado died today while he was carrying out his humanitarian duty. Another volunteer was injured but he is in a stable condition now.”
Sheikho pointed out that “at approximately one o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, helicopters and jets belonging to the Assad regime targeted the civil defense center in Khan Sheikoun with several barrel bombs and missiles.”
A few minutes later, a Sukhoi 24 aircraft belonging to the Assad regime targeted the same place, injuring many civilians, Sheikho added.
Sheikho said that as civil defense teams rushed to the place, another warplane targeted the same place, killing a rescue worker and injuring one another.
The Assad regime and its allies have intensified aerial bombardment on southern and eastern rural Idlib over the past two days, killing and injuring dozens of civilians.
The escalating bombing campaign has led to an exodus of civilians from southern and eastern rural Idlib. Meanwhile, the Syrian opposition’s Negotiations Committee called for commitment to UN resolution, stopping the bombing, lifting the sieges, and allowing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)