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Free Idlib Educational Directorate: "Deliberate bombings on schools kill and injure dozens of teachers and students in Idlib"

Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2020/02/25 14:54

Idlib - SMART

On Tuesday, the Free Idlib Educational Directorate said that Syrian government forces’ deliberately bombed schools in the city of Idlib, Northern Syria, killing and injuring dozens of teachers and students. 

The directorate said on social media that intensified airstrikes and rocket shelling killed two teachers and two civilians and injured seven teachers and dozens of students.

The directorate added that the bombings hit the schools of al-Zahir Bybars, al-Baraem, al-Izz Ibn Abdulsalam, Taha Garib, and Khaled Shaar, in addition to the al-Manahel and al-Baraem kindergartens.

The Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, supported by Russia, are launching a ground military attack on the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo. The Syrian government gained control of dozens of villages and towns in the region, after intense shelling. The shelling killed and injured hundreds of civilians, and displaced hundreds of thousands of others.

This attack is considered a continuation of the military operation launched by the Syrian government forces and Russia on Idlib on Apr. 25, 2019. During the military operation, the Syrian government forces gained total control of the northern countryside of Hama and the area of Khan Sheikhun. Military analysts and journalists said that by this military operation, the Syrian government aims to gain control of the Aleppo-Damascus international highway that connects Turkey to Jordan and the Arab Gulf States in order to reopen it later under Russian and Turkish sponsorship agreed upon by the two countries.