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Syrian airstrikes kill seven people in Hama

Local | 2018-05-16 14:00:00
Syrian airstrikes kill seven people in Hama

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least seven people, including woman and child, were killed Wednesday in regime airstrikes on the rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Hama, rescuing group said.

Duraid Hamoud, Civil Defense volunteer, told Zaman al-Wasl that strike hit a van carrying family members in the village of al-Mansoura in al-Ghab Plain.

The aerial bombing extended to Jisr al-Shughour region as the Turkish army were deploying troops in hilltop near the town of al-Jisr.

 
Meanwhile, the ninth convoy of northern Homa and western Hama has arrived in Aleppo’s western countryside and Idlib province, according to Anadolu Agency.

The convoy of dozens of buses carried 6,800 civilians and armed groups members and their families from northern Homs as the number of people evacuated has exceeded 30,000 so far.

The evacuees will be sheltered in refugee camps, schools, and mosques in the two provinces.

On May 2, the Syrian regime and opposition groups agreed to a cease-fire in the Homs province’s northern countryside. Under the deal, Russian and regime forces will move into the region while opposition fighters surrender their heavy weapons.

The agreement also provides opposition fighters with a safe exit from other opposition-held parts of northern Syria. 

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a vicious conflict that began in 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity. Zaman Al Wasl, AA

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