A child was killed and others wounded on Tuesday in artillery and missile shelling by Syrian regime forces on Jabal al-Zawiya area in northern Idlib province.
Zaman al-Wasl reporter confirmed that a child died this morning, and two of his two brothers and mother were wounded when a missile landed on their house in the village of Iblin in the Jabal al-Zawiya area, which is located in the so-called fourth de-escalation zone.
The bombardment also targeted the villages and towns of Al-Bara, Kansafra, Ihsem, Mashoun, Balion, Deir Sunbul, Al-Ruwaiha, Felifel, Al-Fatirah, Sfuhun, and Kafr Owayyd in the Jabal Al-Zawiya and Shahbo regions, causing damage to civilian homes.
The people of Balion village met with the commander of the Turkish military post located on the outskirts of the village, after the recent escalation, where they demanded to know the fate of the area in light of this escalation, which is increasing in pace day after day amid fears of a new wave of displacement in the coming days.
Idlib is home to 3.5 million refugees but is controlled by opposition Islamist fighters. Russia wants all assistance channeled through Damascus.
Turkey is a key regional opponent of Assad, and has troops stationed in northern Syria.
The Syrian conflict has claimed 494,438 lives since it erupted in March 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-regime protests.