4 children killed in Syrian regime attack on Idlib
Four children were killed on Aug. 7 and five others injured in shelling by the Bashar al-Assad regime and Iran-affiliated terror groups, in breach of a truce in northwestern Idlib de-escalation zone, according to the Syria Civil Defense.
Regime forces stationed in the Jurin area of northwestern Hama violated the cease-fire by shelling villages.
The attack where the victims were killed occurred in Qatsoun village of Hama, said the Syria Civil Defense, or White Helmets.
Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia in March 2020.
The regime, however, has consistently violated the terms, 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.
In the past decade, around half a million people have been killed and more than 12 million had to flee their homes.