Children Among 15 Civilians Killed in Assad Airstrikes


Sunday 14 July 2019 | 3:58 AM Damascus Time

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  • Children Among 15 Civilians Killed in Assad Airstrikes


    Fifteen civilians, including six children and infants, were killed Saturday in airstrikes in northwest Syria, targeted for months now by deadly regime and Russian bombardment, a monitor said.

    Most of the children were among civilians killed when Russian aircraft raided an informal camp of internally displaced Syrians after midnight Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

    The camp near the town of Khan Sheikhoun, in Idlib region, houses Syrians who had fled raids and clashes in neighboring Hama province.

    Hours later a man and his heavily pregnant wife were killed in the eastern Idlib town of Kefraya in airstrikes carried out by unidentified aircraft, the Britain-based Observatory said.

    White Helmets volunteers found the bodies of the dead woman and her baby lying next to her open stomach, the umbilical cord still attached, an AFP correspondent said.

    In the north of Hama province, three civilians including a child were killed by artillery fire, the Observatory said.

    Source: VOA.

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