Air raids kill 11 civilians in northwest Syria

epa05575171 (FILE) A file picture dated 04 May 2016 shows a Russian Su-24 bomber passing by a portrait of Syrian president Bashar al Assad at Hmeimym airbase in Latakia province, Syria. The Russian parliament on 07 October 2016 ratified a treaty for the permanent deployement of troops at Hmeimym air base. Hmeimym airbase serves as the base of operation for the Russian air force in Syria. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

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Syrian government air strikes on Tuesday killed 11 civilians in opposition-held northwest Syria, the target of months of bombardment by the government and its ally Russia, a war monitor said.

Three children were among 10 civilians killed in the village of Maar Shureen in the south of Idlib province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Russian and Syrian regime aircraft have ramped up strikes on Idlib since late April, killing more than 600 civilians, while 52 others have died from rebel fire, according to the monitor.

Government forces have also been locked in battle with extremists and allied rebels on the edges of the bastion, which is held by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, including the north of Hama province.


Via Arab News

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