Syria’s Idlib under regime fire, casualties reported

A man holds an injured child at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the al-Kalaseh neighbourhood in Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – At least two civilians were killed and several others injured during an aerial bombardment launched by the pro-regime warplanes on the town of Kfar Owaid in Idlib’s countryside, northern Syria, locals reported on Sunday.

Speaking o ARA News in Idlib, civil rights activist Mohamed Salloum said that pro-regime warplanes bombed residential neighborhoods in the town of Kfar Owaid and Mount al-Zawiya with missiles, killing two women and injuring a number of civilians. 

“The injured were transferred to a medical center in Idlib,” Salloum reported. 

Also on Sunday, a similar attack hit Mount al-Arbin and towns of Deir Simbel, Fillon and Kansafra, in Idlib province, without recording civilian casualties.

The pro-Assad air forces dropped barrel bombs on the village of Madaya, causing at least two injuries among civilians.

In the meantime, the General Command of the “military Squad 101″ of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced in an official statement the killing of the pro-regime police officer colonel Muhib Ahamdo after targeting his car with an explosive device, without providing further information on the perpetuators. 

In the meantime, the pro-regime air forces dropped barrel bombs on the outskirts of the town of al-Hibeit, the village of Skaik and the sub-district of al-Matanaa in the southern countryside of Idlib, leaving behind substantial damage without reports of casualties.


Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

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