At least 10 people were killed and 40 others injured in airstrikes by the Russian forces on a makeshift camp for internally displaced people along the Syrian Jordanian border on Tuesday. The victims included many children, according to activists in the area.
Activists also confirmed that several jets flying at high altitudes hit the camp located near the Hadalat IDP camp where hundreds of people, mostly women and children, have been stranded.
The desolate strip, close to where the borders of Iraq, Syria and Jordan meet, has two major camps with a population of at least 60,000 people who have been stranded there since fleeing central and eastern Syria, especially the province of Deir Ezzor after it has fallen to ISIS.
The Syrian Coalition condemned repeated attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces on IDP camps in Syria.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), the Russian air force targeted at least 243 vital civilian facilities, including 5 IDP camps between September 30, 2015 and March 15, 2016 when Russia announced partial withdrawal of its forces from Syria.
The targeted civilian facilities also included 51 medical centers, 57 infrastructure facilities, 52 educational facilities, 50 religious centers, 25 residential blocks, and 5 IDP camps. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)