A Bloody Day in Northwestern Syria: Over 60 Civilians Killed and Injured in Attacks by Syrian Regime
The escalation of violence and terrorist attacks in northwest Syria jeopardize the stability of civilians at a time when the region serves as the last sanctuary for thousands of families displaced by the Syrian regime and Russia
11 civilians were killed and 49 others, including 12 children and 11 women, were injured in attacks carried out by regime forces in artillery shells on more than 15 cities, towns, and villages in the countryside of Idlib and Aleppo, targeting markets, schools, public facilities, and humanitarian workers.
Regime forces launched intense missile and artillery attacks this Thursday afternoon, October 5th, targeting cities and towns in the countryside of Idlib. These attacks resulted in the death of 6 civilians, including a child and two women, and injured 48 civilians, including 12 children and 10 women.
A child was killed, and 12 civilians, including two children and two women, were injured in shelling by regime forces on residential neighborhoods and a marketplace in Jisr al-Shughour city in western Idlib. In a similar attack targeting the eastern entrance of Idlib city and a power station on the outskirts of the city, two civilians were killed, and three others (a girl and two young men) were injured. In the city of Ariha in southern Idlib, a woman was killed, and 14 civilians, including 4 children and 3 women, were injured. A civilian was killed in the village of Muzarah in the same countryside due to rocket shelling on the village. Additionally, a woman was killed in the shelling of the village of Muntif in southern Idlib countryside.
As a result of the shelling, 6 civilians, including a child and 3 women, were injured in the city of Sarmin. Additionally, a child was injured in the village of Al-Hanboushiyah in western Idlib, a young man in the village of Al-Sahn in the same countryside, and a man and his son in the village of Al-Bara. Another civilian was injured in the village of Majdalia, a woman in the village of Deir Sanbel, and 5 civilians, including 3 children and a woman, in the village of Al-Nerab. A man was injured in the city of Binnish and another man in a camp on the outskirts of Idlib city. The shelling also targeted the villages and towns of Ahsim, Kafr Lata, Shnan, Farkia, Ma'ar Tibtayn, Ma'arat al-Nu'man, Msibin, Ma'arbleet, Ubin, Mahambal, and Afes, without any reports of injuries to our teams.
Regime forces renewed their bombardment targeting the outskirts of residential neighborhoods in the city of Idlib and several villages that were already hit earlier today.
The bombing extended to several vital and public facilities. A White Helmets center in the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, was damaged, including an ambulance vehicle and a firetruck . Additionally, the bombing targeted 4 schools in the Idlib countryside (Hussein Al-Haj Abboud School and the Rural School in the city of Sarmin, Najib Al-Daqas School in the village of Al-Bara, and Ibn Khaldun School in the city of Binnish), as well as a camp of Sabah Qattih for displaced persons, along with an power station on the outskirts of Idlib city.
Last night, after midnight, regime forces committed a massacre by targeting a house on the outskirts of the town of Kafr Nouran in the western countryside of Aleppo. The house was inhabited by a displaced family from the village of Ain Jara in the same countryside, resulting in the death of 5 family members (an elderly disabled woman, her two sons, and two daughters).
Many villages in the Idlib countryside have experienced a wave of displacement among the local residents due to the recent escalation in the region with a crisis unfolding against the backdrop of an unparalleled humanitarian emergency, worsened by the arrival of winter, and amplified by the enduring suffering and tragedy of the civilians after 12 years of war.
The escalation of violence and terrorist attacks in northwest Syria jeopardize the stability of civilians at a time when the region serves as the last sanctuary for thousands of families displaced by the Syrian regime and Russia. These attacks worsen an already severe humanitarian crisis, especially in the aftermath of the earthquake disaster which has significantly impacted the population after 12 years of ongoing war.