Syria Regime Shelling On Idlib Kills 9: Monitor
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Mon 21st June 2021 | 04:16 PM
Syrian government shelling on the rebel-controlled enclave of Idlib Monday killed at least nine people, including four civilians, a war monitor reported
Beirut, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Jun, 2021 ) :Syrian government shelling on the rebel-controlled enclave of Idlib Monday killed at least nine people, including four civilians, a war monitor reported.
In one incident in the village of Al-Bara, two women were killed by regime shelling, the Observatory said.
Another 13 people were wounded, the monitor said.
Smaller factions are also present in those areas, said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the UK-based Observatory.
Despite sporadic skirmishes along the ceasefire lines, the truce has largely held, averting a major assault that aid groups warned could cause suffering on a scale yet unseen in the decade-old war.
The past few weeks have witnessed an uptick in violations, mostly by regime and allied forces, Abdel Rahman said.
"The escalation is unprecedented since the start of the truce," he said.
According to the Observatory, close to half a million people have been killed by conflict since March 2011, when brutal government repression of pro-democracy protests ignited a civil war that also displaced half of Syria's population.