Russian airstrikes and artillery shelling by the Assad regime forces have forced thousands of households to flee their homes in southern rural Idlib amid total failure by the international community to rein in the Assad regime’s and Russian military machine.
Local activists said that the fleeing civilians sought refuge in northern rural Idlib, which is already home to hundreds of thousands of displaced people.
Barrel bomb attacks by the Assad regime forces killed three brothers: Bassel, Zakour and Hammadi Younis Al-Othman on the outskirts of the town of Kafar Sijna in southern rural Idlib.
Local activists warned of the consequences of attacks by the Assad regime forces and their Russian backers on northwestern Syria, expressing fears that more civilians will be forced to flee their homes should these attacks continue.
In a press release issued earlier this week, the Emergency Response Coordinators Team in Syria’s North condemned the continued hostilities by the Assad regime and Russian forces as it slammed the international silence by the major actors in Syria.
The Team pointed out that the Assad regime and its Russia ally are seeking to empty the region of its civilian population, adding that these attacks constituted a crime of mass forced displacement, a policy that the Assad regime forces have been pursuing since early 2015. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)