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Damascus (Al-Ittihad, Agencies)
At least 7 civilians from one family, including children, were killed as a result of artillery shelling by the Syrian army targeting a town in northwestern Syria’s Idlib governorate, while Israeli airstrikes targeted military sites of the Hezbollah terrorist group. militia in the city of Homs.
Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 7 civilians from one family, a mother, her four children, their grandfather and their uncle, were killed yesterday morning in a ground bombardment by the Syrian army on the village of “Iblin” in Jabal Al-Zawiya. area in the southern countryside of Idlib, indicating that the death toll is likely to rise. There are injuries, including the father of the children, and some of them are in serious condition.
He pointed out that after this massacre, a Russian fighter jet attacked the area surrounding the town of “Al-Bara” in Jabal Al-Zawiya with three air strikes.
Areas under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other warring factions in Idlib governorate since June have been bombed repeatedly by the Syrian army. A ceasefire has been in effect in the area for more than a year.
An AFP photographer in Ibelin saw a woman dressed in black sobbing next to the destroyed house, and a man weeping over the corpse of an old man wrapped in a gray blanket.
And last Saturday, 14 civilians were killed in rocket attacks by the army targeting at least two towns in the southern countryside of Idlib, and 9 civilians were killed on the 3rd of this month in a bombing raid on the town of Iblin.
These repeated violations come despite the entry into force of the ceasefire announced in March 2020 by Moscow, which supports Damascus, and Ankara, which supports the warring factions.
In addition, after midnight yesterday, airstrikes were carried out on military sites belonging to the terrorist “Hezbollah” militia in the city of Homs, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The observatory said the military strikes targeted military sites of the Lebanese “Hezbollah” militia in the area of the Dabaa and al-Qusayr military airport in the western countryside of Homs, and other military points and sites of the same militias in the area. the eastern sector of the Homs countryside. The observatory pointed out that the strikes succeeded in destroying the party’s weapons and ammunition depots.
According to the observatory, the Israeli attacks were carried out from Lebanese airspace, but the Israeli authorities have not confirmed the matter. The bombing caused deaths and injuries, according to the observatory, without specifying the number.
In recent years, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria, mainly targeting Syrian army sites and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah targets.
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