Syrian Army strikes Idlib, kills over 17 civilians

Destruction in Syria’s Idlib. [Photo: Internet]
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.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Syrian Army strikes Idlib, kills over 17 civilians

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.