Syria: 75 civilians killed in October in Idlib (White Helmets)

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Seventeen civilians were killed in attacks carried out by the Assad regime and its supporters in the de-escalation zone in the northwestern province of Idlib throughout October.

This came in a report published by the Civil Defense (White Helmets) in Idlib on Saturday, dealing with attacks by the regime, Russia and foreign terrorist groups supported by Iran, in the region.

According to the report, the regime and its supporters, carried out in Idlib, 3,557 artillery and rocket attacks, and about 300 air attacks, last October.

The attacks killed 75 civilians, including 13 children, 10 women and two civil defense volunteers, as well as 162 others, including 32 children, and 36 women.

The attacks destroyed 284 homes, a health center, two schools and a market, the report said.

In May 2017, Turkey, Russia and Iran announced that they had reached a “de-escalation zone” agreement in Idlib as part of the Astana meetings on Syria.

However, the regime forces and their supporters continue to launch attacks in the region despite an understanding between Turkey and Russia on September 17, 2018, in the Russian city of Sochi, to install a “de-escalation”.

More than 1,400 civilians have been killed by regime and Russian attacks on the de-escalation zone since September 17, 2018.

The attacks also displaced more than a million civilians to relatively peaceful areas, or close to the Turkish border.


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