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Regime shelling kills civilian in Syria's Idlib

A view of damaged building of Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) centre after Russian war planes attacked de-escalation zone in Sheikh Yousuf village, west of Idlib, Syria on July 03, 2021 [ Syrian Civil Defence/White Helmets - Anadolu Agency]
A view of damaged building of Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) centre after Russian war planes attacked de-escalation zone in Sheikh Yousuf village, west of Idlib, Syria on July 03, 2021 [ Syrian Civil Defence/White Helmets - Anadolu Agency]

A Syrian civilian was killed on Sunday by regime shelling of the Idlib de-escalation zone in northern Syria, according to a report by Anadolu Agency citing local sources.

Regime forces fired shells at Maghara and al-Bara villages in Idlib, the sources with the Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) said.

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.

Syria has been mired in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad 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.

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