15 killed in regime attack in Syria's Idlib

Last week, the U.S. and Russia brokered a cessation-of-hostilities agreement between the Syrian regime and opposition forces

15 killed in regime attack in Syria's Idlib

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 15 people were killed in a regime attack in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province Monday, local sources have said.

A regime warplane struck a fuel market in Idlib, killing 15 people and injuring 40 others, civil defense sources told Anadolu Agency.

The attack has left several shops in flames, the sources said.

According to the sources, many of the injured were admitted to hospitals suffering serious burns.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

Since then, more than 250,000 people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to the UN.

Last week, the U.S. and Russia -- the latter of which has been staging airstrikes against positions held by Assad’s opponents since last September – brokered a cessation-of-hostilities agreement between the Syrian regime and opposition forces.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Mart 2016, 17:25
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