Syria government shelling kills 8, mostly children, in Idlib – News Vibe24

    Syria government shelling kills 8, mostly children, in Idlib - Times of India
    Beirut: Artillery fire from government-controlled area and airstrikes on Saturday killed at least eight civilians in the last stronghold of Syrian rebels, most of them children, and destroyed a civil defense center and a water station, rescue workers said. war watcher.
    The bombing in Ibleen, a village in southern Idlib province, hit Subhi al-Assi’s home, killing him, his wife and three of their children in their sleep, according to the White Helmets Rescue Service and its Health Directorate. Idlib. Al-Assi was the manager of a local health center.
    The shooting also hit the home of a White Helmet volunteer, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense, killing his two children.
    The volunteer, Omar al-Omar, and his wife were injured, according to White Helmets. In a nearby village, another child was killed and four others from the same family were injured, according to White Helmets.
    The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the bombing and casualties.
    The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police recruiting center in the western city of Idlib. White Helmets said one of its centers was targeted and destroyed in the airstrike, rendering it inoperable. Five volunteers were slightly injured.
    A water station in the area was also hit and shut down, White Helmets said.
    There has been growing violence in the area in recent weeks between government forces and insurgents on the edge of the last insurgent stronghold in Idlib’s northwestern province, despite a ceasefire last year.
    The truce was negotiated between Turkey, which backs the Syrian opposition, and Russia, the main supporter of the Syrian government.
    At that time, an overwhelming Russian government air and ground campaign was launched to retake the area, home to some 4 million people, most of them displaced.
    The people of the enclave depend on humanitarian aid coming in from across the border with Turkey. The area is dominated by guerrilla groups. Dominant among them is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a group once linked to al Qaeda.


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