Helicopters of the Assad regime and Russian jets continue to relentlessly bomb the towns of Maaret al-Numan, Aldeir al-Sharqi, Aldeir al-Gharbi, Tel Minnes, and al-Hamidiyah in Idlib province, forcing more people to flee their homes.
The Emergency Response Coordinators Team on Friday said that well over one million people were displaced from their homes as a result of bombardment and shelling by the Assad regime and Russian forces on northwestern Syria in 2019.
The Team said that the ruthless bombardment on Idlib province forced at least 1,182,772 people from their homes, 216,932 of which were displaced in November and December.
The attacks on Idlib province and the adjacent areas killed 1,703 people, including 470 children, 48 civil defense volunteers, medical workers, paramedics, and humanitarian workers, the Team added.
According to the Team, the Assad regime and Russian forces bombed 143 educational facilities, 82 healthcare centers, 23 bakeries, eight water stations, six electricity stations, 136 mosques, 36 civil defense centers, 24 IDP camps, 42 services centers, and four aid centers.
Since November 25, Idlib province has been subjected to violent assault by the Assad regime forces and sectarian militias with Russian aerial support. The bombing campaign has been further intensified since December 20, 2019, killing and wounding hundreds of civilians and displacing hundreds of thousands more. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)