Middle East

Assad regime shells refugee camp in northwestern Syria

No casualties reported in attack targeting mosque, school in al-Abrar refugee camp in Idlib

Ahmet Karaahmet,Mehmet Burak Karacaoğlu   | 09.06.2021
Assad regime shells refugee camp in northwestern Syria A kid is seen on debris at Abrar Refugee Camp after it was hit by Assad Regime's artillery at Taoum district in Idlib, Syria on June 9, 2021. The mosque and school were targeted in the attack. ( Izzeddin Kasim - Anadolu Agency )

IDLIB, Syria 

The Assad regime’s forces shelled a refugee camp in northwestern Syria on Wednesday.

No casualties have been reported in the attack, which targeted a mosque and a school in the al-Abrar refugee camp in the village of Taoum in the northwestern Idlib province, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent.

Assad Regime's artillery hit Abrar Refugee Camp in Syria's Idlib

IDLIB, SYRIA - JUNE 9: A drone photo shows aerial view of Abrar Refugee Camp after it was hit by Assad Regime's artillery at Taoum district in Idlib, Syria on June 9, 2021. The mosque and school were targeted in the attack. ( Izzeddin Kasim - Anadolu Agency )

Syria has been mired in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when Bashar al-Assad’s regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

Over the past decade, around half a million people have been killed and more than 12 million had to flee their homes.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia in March 2020.

The Syrian regime, however, has consistently violated the terms of the cease-fire, launching frequent attacks inside the de-escalation zone.


*Writing by Ahmet Gencturk


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