At least 11 civilians have been killed and 40 others injured in artillery and rocket shelling by the Assad forces and their allies on rural Hama, Aleppo and Idlib over the last week. The Syrian Coalition said that these violations constitute war crimes as it stressed that those responsible must be held accountable.
Activists said that four civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes on the village of Biskariya near the town of Jisr al-Shughour in rural Idlib.
The Assad regime forces carry out artillery and rocket shelling on the towns of Kafarzeita, Lataminah, Morek, Latmin, Hasariya, al-Shatha, al-Arbaiyen, Abu Raida, Tal al-Sakhir, Janabara, Touba, Atshan, Maarkiba, Janabra and Al-Jabriya on an almost daily basis.
In rural Idlib, the towns of Al-Tamana’ah, Habeet, Jarjanaz, Talminis, Sukeik, Al-Khwain and Zarzur are subjected to artillery shelling by the Assad forces on daily basis.
Inab Baladi local news outlet on Friday quoted head of the local council in the town of Al-Tih Mayad Al-Ghajar as saying that most of the town’s residents were forced to flee because of the intensified artillery and rocket shelling. He said that the villagers fled to nearby farmlands and villages near the Turkish border.
Al-Ghajar added that around 90 percent of residents of the town fled their homes, noting that at least 16 rockets hit the town on Thursday.
Al-Ghajar pointed out that the rockets are reducing whole houses to rubble, adding that the shelling prompted the remaining people to cancel Friday prayers. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)