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12 civilians, including 5 children, killed in regime airstrikes: rescuing group

Local | 2019-06-10 22:19:00
12 civilians, including 5 children, killed in regime airstrikes: rescuing group
(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 12 civilians, including 5 children and 3 women, were killed and dozen wounded in regime airstrikes on the northwestern idlib province, rescuing groups said Monday.

 The deadly airstrikes hit the village of Jabala in the southern countryside of Idlib province, the White Helmets agency reported.

More than 100 people, including rebel fighters, have been killed since Friday in northwestern Syria.

Rescue workers are still working to save lives of people who under the rubble of buildings, the Civil Defence said on its Twitter account.

The death toll is expected to rise due to the heavy bombardment, activists say.

Idlib, the region of some three million people -- almost half of them displaced from other parts of the country -- is dominated by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance led by Al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate.

Idlib is supposed to be protected from a massive regime offensive by a September buffer zone deal that reached between Turkey and Russia.

But the regime and its Russian ally have upped their bombardment of the region since late April, killing more than 300 civilians, according to the AFP.

Eight years into Syria's civil war, the Idlib region is the last to remain beyond regime control apart from a large northeastern swathe held by the country's Kurds.

The war, which started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-regime demonstrations, has killed more than 560,000 people and displaced 6.5 millions.

(With Agencies)

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