Pro-Assad air force hits crowded market in central Idlib, casualties reported

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Syrians walking across ruins of destroyed buildings subsequent to an airstrikes by pro-Assad warplanes in Idlib province. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – More than fifteen people were killed and dozens more wounded in fresh airstrikes launched by Syrian regime forces in Idlib city, local sources reported on Tuesday. 

“Pro-regime warplanes hit a crowded market in central Idlib with several barrel bombs on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 15 civilians and injuring more than 30 others,” civil rights activist Yassin Mustafa told ARA News in Idlib.  

“Most of the injured are in critical condition amid a lack of medical supplies. The death toll may increase in the coming hours,” the source added. “Activists are still searching for any other survivors under the ruins of the damaged buildings.”  

The regime’s strikes come after rebel fighters of the Fatih Army seized control of the towns Foua and Kafraya in the vicinity of Idlib city subsequent to clashes with pro-Assad forces.

The city of Idlib has been under rebels’ control for months after the forced withdrawal of pro-Assad forces. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil 

Source: ARA News 

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