2 civilians killed in Homs’ al-Waer as Assad bombing continues

2017-03-06 09:41:00

Assad warplanes conducted on Monday new airstrikes on the besieged neighborhood of al-Waer, killing and injuring a number of civilians.

Heavy airstrikes by Assad fighter jets hit residential areas in Homs’ al-Waer neighborhood, which claimed the lives of two civilians and injured at least 17 others, including two women, Orient News correspondent Saifullah al-Ahmad said. The aerial attacks heavily damaged civilians’ homes, he added.The declared death toll is initial and might increase as there were many critical cases.

A committee formed from residents form al-Waer is heading today to meet a Russian delegation near the automated bakery checkpoint on the outskirts of the neighborhood, Saifullah said. The meeting aims to discuss ways to de-escalate attacks on the besieged neighborhood.

Residents of al-Waer neighborhood suffer from dire living conditions as a result of medicines, medical items, and food stuffs shortages, in addition to the scarcity of fuels. The shortages are caused by the crippling siege laid on civilians in al-Waer by Assad regime, which fully control all other neighborhoods in Homs.

Civil society bodies had declared al-Waer a disaster-stricken area after the escalation of shelling and bombardment by Assad terrorists, which started last month and caused the death of 60 civilians and injured scores.

Bombardment on Homs northern countryside

Assad jets targeted on Monday al-Rastan city in Homs northern countryside. The airstrikes used vacuum bombs and hit residential areas in the city.

Similar aerial attacks hit Ez Eddin village, according to our correspondent.

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