Children killed as Russian air strikes hit IDPs shelter in Aleppo countryside
Date: 2020-01-17 15:59
Russian-Assad warplanes and Assad helicopters intensified bombardment on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Aleppo countryside on Friday (January 17), killing and injuring civilians, Orient correspondent said.
Russian warplanes launched several airstrikes on a temporary housing of displaced persons in Awejel village in Aleppo countryside, killing a boy and a girl and injuring four others, including children.
Meanwhile, the warplanes bombed civilian homes in al-Qasmia village, injuring a girl.
The warplanes also bombed several villages and towns in Aleppo countryside.
White Helmets volunteers are working hard to extinguish fires and to rescue civilians from under the rubble of destroyed homes in the aftermath of the airstrikes.
On Monday, Assad warplanes and helicopters intensified bombardment on Idlib, killing 21 civilians, including three children and injuring 82 others, including 19 children, violating a ceasefire announced by Russia and Turkish Defense Ministry on the 9th and 12th of January.
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.
On Monday, Assad regime's militias shelled Maarat al-Nuaman city in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Idlib countryside, killing a civilian and injuring three others.
On Saturday, Assad warplanes and helicopters intensified bombardment on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Idlib province, killing 22 civilians, including 11 children and injuring 97 others, including 32 children and 25 women.
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.