The minors were returning from school and were hit by gunfire in Idlib, the last opposition stronghold in the country
Four children they have dead this monday in Syria after being hit by gunfire artillery of the government forces and its russian allies when they came back from school. The attack took place in the northwestern province of Idlibthe last opposition stronghold in the Arab country, according to various sources.
The so-called white helmetsa relief group operating in opposition-held areas of Syria, indicated on their Twitter account that they have recovered the bodies of four minors in the village of Maarat al Naasan and have been handed over to their families for burial. The children died from artillery fire carried out by “regime forces and Russia” when they came back from school in this town located in the northeast of Idlib, according to the relief organization.
On the other hand, the White Helmets assured that the moscow aviation too a bombed this Monday a series of points in the south of the administrative demarcation, specifically on the outskirts of the towns of Sfuhun and Felifelwith no casualties reported.
Internationally banned cluster bombs are one of the most dangerous weapons that were used by Russian forces to kill Syrians, spreading submunitions that fail to explode on initial impact, leaving dangerous bombs that, like landmines, can kill and maim for years to come. pic.twitter.com/lKh9zmjW15
— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) April 3, 2022
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed both actions in separate communications, although it has attributed the attack that caused the death of minors in Maarat al Naasan only at troops loyal to the president Sirius, Bashar al-Assad. According to the NGO, based in the United Kingdom and a wide network of collaborators on the ground, Russia had not launched any bombardment in the region so far this month and its last area action had occurred a week ago against Maarat. to Naasan.
Moscowwhich since 2015 intervenes in the Syrian conflict in favor of Al Asad, no has developed military activities in Idlib since the start of the war in Ukraine last February 24. Russian troops are using techniques in Ukraine that they have already used in Syria, creating fear and uncertainty with constant bombing and killings of civilians.
In 2020, Russia and Turkeysupporter of the opposition, agreed to a ceasefire in the province, dominated mainly by the Levant Liberation Agency, which includes the former Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, formerly known as the Al Nusra Front.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.