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Syrian government forces shelling kills members of one family in Idlib

Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2020/02/27 10:04

Idlib - SMART

On Thursday, a Syrian government forces shelling killed four civilians from one family in the city of Idlib, Northern Syria. 

Mustafa Haj Yousef, Civil Defense manager in Idlib, reported to SMART that the Syrian government forces stationed near the city of Idlib shelled the city, killing two children and their parents. 

Haj Yousef added that the Syrian government forces launched seven artillery missiles on Idlib, one of them fell on a house in the Ard al-Hara neighborhood, killing the family members. Civil Defense teams rescued a child from under the rubble. 

Syrian government forces warplanes bombed the city of Saraqib, the town of Sarmin, and the village of al-Nayrab, eastern Idlib.

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 operation, the Syrian government forces gained total control of the northern Hama countryside and the area of Khan Sheikhun. Military analysts and journalists said that by this 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, and the Aleppo-Damascus international highway (M4).