Air raids claim lives of civilians in Syria’s Idlib


Bombardment of Idlib residential neighbourhoods by Syrian air force. File photo

ARA News 

Aleppo, Syria – Two civilians were reported dead on Saturday in the city of Maarat al-Numan, south of Idlib province in northern Syria,  amid an aerial bombardment by the pro-regime warplanes.

Speaking to ARA News, Mohammed Salloum, civil activist based in the city of Idlib, said that the pro-Assad warplanes carried out two air strikes using guided missiles on residential buildings in Maarat al-Numan, killing 2 civilians and wounding several others.

Meanwhile, the pro-Assad air force targeted the vicinity of Taftanaz city in Idlib province with guided missiles, coinciding with heavy artillery bombardment on al-Janudiya area and Arbeen Mount, from their headquarters in the city of Jisr al-Shughur, without recording casualties.

Salloum pointed out that three anti-Assad fighters from the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham of the Islamic Front were wounded on Saturday as after targeted by Syrian military forces while riding a vehicle heading to Afis town in the countryside of Idlib.

Firing the vehicle coincided with a campaign of raids and arrests carried out by Ahrar al-Sham against militants of Dawood brigade, who swore allegiance to al-Qaeda offshoot group of the Islamic State last week.


Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

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