At least 55 civilians were killed and hundreds more injured in aerial and artillery bombardment by regime forces on rebel-held areas across Syria on Friday, activists said. The victims included 9 children and 5 women. According to the Syrian Coalition’s media office, regime forces and their allies violated the truce in over 30 areas across Syria on Friday.
Rebel-held areas in the provinces of Aleppo and Rural Damascus were the target of the most violent bombardment with massive damage to residential areas.
Meanwhile in eastern Syria, the Russian air force committed a massacre claiming the lives of at least 30 civilians, including entire families in the town of Mayadin in rural Deir Ezzor on Thursday. Russia jets hit two schools sheltering dozens of displaced people in the ISIS-held town south of Deir Ezzor city.
The Syrian Coalition condemned this “heinous crime,” stressing that attacks on civilians constitute a war crime and violate international law.
“Such attacks cannot be justified under any pretext, nor can the presence of ISIS in the town justify this awful crime or exempt the perpetrators from political and legal responsibility,” the Coalition said. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)