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Regime airstrikes kill child, wound 7 in Syria’s Idlib

December 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm

A view of damaged buildings after airstrikes by Assad regime, Russia kill 11 civilians in Bauon village of Idlib, de-escalation zone, Syria on 7 December 2019. [Ahmet Z. Hatib/Anadolu Agency]

Fighter jets of the Syrian regime struck a town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, killing a child and wounding seven people, according to the opposition White Helmets civil defense agency, Anadolu Agency reports.

Warplanes hit a bakery in the town of Maarsurin in Idlib province, which falls within a de-escalation zone where acts of aggression are explicitly prohibited, the agency said.

Regime planes carried another attack in the town, killing a child and wounding seven people.

Syria: Airstrikes by Assad regime, Russian kill 19 civilians in Idlib

On 7 December, the Bashar al-Assad regime and its ally Russia struck a marketplace in Idlib, leaving 19 people dead.

Since Moscow and Ankara reached a deal in September 2018, over 1,300 civilians have been killed in the Idlib de-escalation zone.Over a million Syrians have moved near the Turkish border following intense attacks.

Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, Turkey has taken in over 3.6 million Syrians who fled their country, making Turkey the world’s top refugee-hosting country.