Education officials in Idlib announced they were suspending schools in many parts of the province as the bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian air forces continue unabated.
Officials at Idlib Educational Complex said it had decided to suspend schools for another two days, starting from Saturday for fear of the airstrikes.
Assad regime and Russian jets carried out multiple airstrikes on the town of Ma’arat al-Nu’man in southern rural Idlib on Friday. One of the airstrikes hit a popular market, killing three people and injuring many others.
Airstrikes also targeted the town of Altih, killing one civilian and injuring many others. Activists said that two civilians were killed in airstrikes on the town of Tahtaya, while the towns of Jisr al-Shughour, Bdama, and Biksarya came under artillery shelling by regime forces.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the Syrian Coalition said that the Assad regime, backed by its Russian ally, was seeking to impose a de facto situation on the ground through its criminal policy of barrel bombing, killing, displacement and siege.
The Russian and Assad regime forces have sharply intensified aerial bombardment on Idlib province over the past week. Russian jets and regime helicopters target towns and villages in rural Idlib with dozens of airstrikes and barrel bombs on a daily basis, leaving hundreds of civilian causalities and displacing hundreds of families from their homes. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)