10 children killed, 32 injured in three Assad massacres in Syria's Idlib

Orient Net 2020-01-12 11:05:00

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Assad warplanes and helicopters intensified bombardment on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Idlib countryside on Saturday (January 11), killing 20 civilians, including 10 children and injuring 97 others, including 32 children and 25 women, violating a ceasefire announced by Russia on the 9th of January, Orient correspondent said.  

The warplanes and helicopters launched several airstrikes on civilian homes and a street in Idlib city center, killing eight civilians, including two children and two women and injuring 39 others, including women and children.

Meanwhile, the warplanes bombed a popular market in Binnish city, killing six children and a woman and injuring 25 others, including 13 children and two women.

The warplanes also bombed Nayrab village, killing five civilians, including two children and injuring 12 others, including four women and four children.

Severe Assad bombardment also targeted several other villages and towns in Idlib countryside, including Sarmin, Maar Dibsah, injuring civilians, including women and children.

White Helmets volunteers have worked hard to rescue civilians from under the rubble of destroyed buildings in the aftermath of the airstrikes.

Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday announced a ceasefire, taking effect in the region at 02.00 p.m. local time (1200GMT).

On Friday, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced that Turkey and Russia had agreed on a cease-fire in Idlib set to start at midnight on Jan. 12.

Assad artillery shells and rockets targeted on Sunday (January 12) Maarat al-Nuaman city, violating the ceasefire announced by Turkish Defense Ministry.

Last Sunday, Assad warplanes bombed a school, a mosque, and kindergarten in the city of Ariha in Idlib province, killing 12 civilians, including three children and a woman and injuring 25 others, including three women and six children.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights SNHR documented in its report released on (January 1) 43 massacres committed by Assad regime's militias and 22 massacres committed by Russian forces in 2019.

The report documented the deaths of 3,364 civilians in 2019, including 842 children and 486 women at the hands of the perpetrator parties to the conflict in Syria, including 234 in December.

Bombing by Russian-backed Assad militias in Syria has displaced more than 379,000 Syrians since last November.

More than 1 million Syrian IDPs live in 1395 camps in Northern Syria, of whom 121,832 IDPs live in 242 random camps, Mohammad Hallaj told Orient Net earlier this week.