Assad regime airstrike kills 10 civilians in NW Syria

Violating Turkish-Russian cease-fire deal, regime forces hit marketplace in Idlib province

Assad regime airstrike kills 10 civilians in NW Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 10 civilians were killed and another 21 injured Saturday by a regime airstrike in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, a pro-opposition Syrian civil defense official said.

“A Syrian regime warplane targeted a marketplace in the city of Maarrat Misrin, north of the city of Idlib,” Muhammed Yahya, a civil defense official said.

A number of women and children were killed in the airstrike, he added.

Civil defense units rushed to the scene in an attempt to rescue victims stuck under the debris.

Stores at the marketplace sustained severe damage.

On Dec. 30, a cease-fire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia went into effect throughout Syria.

But Riyad Hijab, chief coordinator for Syria’s opposition High Negotiations Committee, said last week that the regime and its allies have violated the truce some 400 times – killing at least 271 people – since it came into effect.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ocak 2017, 13:29
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