Barrel bombs dropped on Latakia countryside by Assad helicopters

Orient Net 2019-10-01 07:15:00

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The Assad regime’s militias resumed on Monday (September 30) their bombing campaign on Latakia countryside, violating a ceasefire announced by Russia on the 31st of August, Orient correspondents said.

For the second week, Assad helicopters dropped on Monday 20 barrel bombs on the Kabina Hill in the Akrad Mountain in Latakia northern countryside.

Meanwhile, Assad artillery shells targeted civilian homes in several villages and towns in Idlib countryside, including Arinba and Um al-Sir with more than 40 shells, causing material damage.

In May, Assad militiamen used the chlorine gas shells in the Kabina Hill after they failed to make any progress on the front.

Assad militias based in al-Turkmen Mountain and the al-Akrad Mountain in Latakia countryside continue to target opposition-controlled areas with heavy artillery and rocket fire.