Syrian Army strikes Idlib, kills over 17 civilians
At least 17 civilians, including three children, were killed on Sunday in fresh Syrian regime airstrikes in the de-escalation zones in northwestern Syria, defense sources said.
Syrian Army forces supported by Russian jets targeted residential areas in towns of Khan Shaykhun, Sarakib, Kafarruma, Jibala, and Maar Shoreen among many more areas in Idlib province, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency.
The attacks also injured 10 others. The death toll is feared to rise as intense airstrikes continue in the area.
Earlier in the day, 22-year-old Anas Diab, an Anadolu Agency freelance journalist, was also killed in a Russian airstrike in Idlib province.
Turkey and Russia agreed last September to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.
The Syrian regime, however, has consistently broken the terms of the cease-fire, launching frequent attacks inside the de-escalation zone.