Monday, 02 March 2020 15:07

Report: Over 202 Civilians Killed Past Month in Russian & Assad Regime Bombings in Idlib

Bombardment and shelling by the Assad regime and Russian forces continue to cause civilian casualties in northwestern Syria, with reports indicating that well over 200 civilians were killed in Idlib province in February.

The Emergency Response Coordinators Team in northern Syria said that military operations by the Assad regime and the Russian occupation forces killed 202 civilians, including 57 children and 32 women, in Idlib province in February. The victims also included nine humanitarian workers.

The aid group pointed out that the Russian occupation and Assad regime forces targeted more than 81 vital civilian centers in the past month, including eight IDP camps and shelters, 30 schools, 20 hospitals, seven bakeries, two ambulances, a Syrian civil defense center, and 13 services centers.

According to the Team, 498,543 people, including 124,636 women and 269,213 children, were displaced from their homes in northwestern Syria in February. The figure has brought to 1,029,533 the number of people who have been displaced from their homes since early November 2019.

The Team called upon humanitarian organizations and bodies to step up their humanitarian response in order to cope with the urgent needs of the people fleeing their homes in Idlib and rural Hama towards relatively safer areas. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)

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