Several Children Killed by Assad Regime in Ongoing Attacks on Liberated Northern Syria

Credit: (White Helmets/Social Media)

In Idlib and Aleppo governorates in northern Syria, the specter of violence remains ever-present as the Assad regime forces continue to unleash a barrage of attacks on the civilian population in the liberated north. Sunday, May 5 reports indicate that villages and towns bore the brunt of the regime assaults, with both civilians and outposts of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) in the western countryside of Aleppo.

Operating from their base in Regiment 46, west of Aleppo, Assad regime forces employed rockets and heavy artillery to strike at both civilian and military positions. Tragically, the toll of this onslaught included the life of 12-year-old Qais in the town of Azizah, west of Aleppo. At the same time, his mother sustained severe injuries, according to Syria Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets. Additionally, military outposts near the frontlines, such as those in the villages and towns of Kansafra, Kafr Oweid, and Sfuhen in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, were targeted, resulting in injuries to several guards stationed there.

The cycle of violence persisted into Monday, May 6, claiming the lives of two more individuals and leaving five others wounded. Among the casualties were 8-year-old Ubaida Shabo and 24-year-old Tamer Haj Ali, who were murdered by the artillery shelling of Assad regime forces. The victims were working in a potato field near the village of Bara, south of the city of Idlib, when they were killed. Moreover, attacks on the villages and towns of Kafr Nouran, Jeineh, and Darat Izza in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, as well as the town of Majdaliya in the east of the city of Idlib, resulted in injuries to five civilians, according to local sources. As the conflict in Syria persists, innocent civilians, including children, continue to bear the brunt of violence and devastation.


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