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Assad regime attack kills 2 civilians in Syria’s Idlib

Seven others wounded as regime forces targeted civilian settlements in Idlib de-escalation zone

Esref Musa and Burak Karacaoglu   | 11.04.2019
Assad regime attack kills 2 civilians in Syria’s Idlib

IDLIB, Syria

The Bashar al-Assad regime forces on Thursday struck civilian settlements in Idlib de-escalation zone of Syria, killing two people and wounding seven others.

The White Helmets civil defense agency told Anadolu Agency that the regime forces and Iranian-backed terror groups targeted Lahaya village with mortar shots, artilleries and rockets.

In September last year, Turkey and Russia hammered Sochi agreement to strengthen the ceasefire in Idlib de-escalation zone and Russia was committed to preventing Assad regime's aggression as a guarantor.

In line with the agreement, the military opposition withdrew heavy weaponry from the region; however, the Assad regime continues its intense attacks in violation of the Sochi agreement.

* Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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