Syrian army bombs Idlib relentlessly, kills over 20, Observatory says
Over a dozen civilians were killed on Tuesday as the Syrian government continued its relentless bombardment against the last rebel stronghold in the country’s northwest.
The latest attacks came as the United Nationsdenounced world powers for doing nothing to halt the bloodshed and destruction.
Civil defence agency rescuers who work in opposition-held territory put the death toll at 24.
A month of intensified bombing of the region by Syria and its ally Russia has killed 229 civilians and wounded 727 others, according to the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) medical charity, AlJazeera reported.
Nine children were among the 21 killed in government fire on several towns in Idlib province and the countryside of neighbouring Aleppo on Tuesday, said the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.
Attacks on a street in the village of Kafr Halab, on the western edge of Aleppo province, killed at least nine civilians, the Observatory said.
Idlib and parts of the neighbouring provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia are under the control of Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), formerly the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate, which the Syrian government has vowed to destroy.