The Assad regime and Russian forces continued the bombing campaign in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria. A violent airstrike hit the village of Jozef in Jabal al-Zawiya region in Ildib province on Sunday, killing four civilians, including two children and a woman as well as injuring five others, including two children and a woman.
According to local activists, two civilians were wounded in a similar attack on the town of Kefranbel in the province of Idlib.
Two children were also injured in the village of Basamis when Assad jets fired cluster bombs on the village, while another one was injured in a similar attack on the town of Kafar Battikh.
The aerial bombardment also injured two other civilians in the town of Bdama and Al-Hawari farm west of the village of Tal Al-Touqan.
The Syrian civil defense said that at least 27 civilians were killed in aerial bombardment in Idlib province on Saturday.
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.”
For more than two months, the Assad regime forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, have been trying to push into Idlib province. However, their attempts have so far been met with stiff resistance by the Free Syrian Army. The failure to make gains on the ground prompted the Assad regime and Russian forces to further intensify the bombardment in the region. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)