SYRIA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — As a result of attacks by Bashar al-Assad regime forces in downtown Idlib settlements, four schools have been targeted by cluster bombs, killing four civilians, including two teachers and one student.
Regime forces consisting of the Assad regime’s military and Iranian-backed foreign terrorist groups have carried out ground strikes in Idlib city center.
Four schools were targeted in the attack.
According to information obtained by the Civil Defense (White Helmets), four civilians, two teachers and one student, were killed in the attack.
The footage that AA recorded at one of the schools shows traces of blood and bomb capsules detonated.
According to the opposition air observatory, Russian warplanes also attacked the Idlib city center during the day.
Twelve civilians were injured in the attacks by the Assad regime and Russia.
The Astana and Sochi agreements were not implemented
Idlib in northwest Syria, almost since the beginning of the civil war, has been a stronghold for the opposition. In March 2015, the opposition established control over Idlib, whose population has increased to 4 million due to recent internal migrations in the area. At the same time, Idlib is one of the areas most frequently attacked by regime forces.
As part of the meeting held between Turkey, Russia and Iran on May 4-5, 2017 in Astana, 4 de-escalation zones were announced, including the town of Idlib and several areas of neighboring cities around it (Latakia, Hama and Halep), the northern part of the city of Homs, Eastern Guta in the capital Damascus and the Dera and Quneitra regions to the south of the country.
But regime forces and Iranian-backed terrorists through Russian air support in violation of the ceasefire, besides Idlib, took control of the remaining remaining areas of the 4 regions for which their situation was decided. As a result of the attacks, hundreds of thousands of civilians moved north to parts near the border with Turkey.
After regime forces accelerated military rally in September 2018, Turkey and Russia on September 17, 2018 in Sochi reached an additional agreement to strengthen the ceasefire. The regime resumed attacks shortly after, and in May 2019 launched ground operation to take over the entire region.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, in a statement on May 10, 2019, drew attention by announcing that attacks and growing provocations of elements of the regime in southern Idlib have turned into ground operations since May 6.
The regime and its supporters since this time as a result of intense artillery and air strikes, alongside large areas such as Kafranbuda, Khan Shaykhun, Maarat al-Numan, Saraqib, have also taken control of the southern and southeastern parts of Idlib, the northern part and the suburbs. east to Hama, the southern and western outskirts of Halep, as well as many other settlements.
Since the Sochi Accord on September 17, 2018, so far, more than 1,800 civilians have been killed in attacks on Idlib by the regime and its supporters. The number of displaced persons since January 2019 has reached 1 million 942 thousand persons.
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