Middle East

10 civilians killed, 35 injured by Assad regime attack in Idlib, NW Syria

Regime forces, allied Iranian-backed foreign terror groups target marketplace in rural town of Ariha

Ahmet Karaahmet   | 20.10.2021
10 civilians killed, 35 injured by Assad regime attack in Idlib, NW Syria

IDLIB, Syria

At least 10 civilians were killed and another 35 injured on Wednesday by an Assad regime attack in Idlib, northwestern Syria, according to medical sources.

Artillery of regime forces and Iranian-backed foreign terrorist groups targeted a marketplace in the center of the town of Ariha in rural southern Idlib, an area under opposition control.

Medical sources in the town told Anadolu Agency that 10 civilians lost their lives and 35 civilians were injured in the attack.

The casualties are feared to rise.

Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Syrian regime and its allies.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
Related topics
Bu haberi paylaşın