6 civilians killed, 35 injured in Assad regime airstrikes in Syria’s Idlib

Published 26.04.2017 19:52
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At least 6 civilians were killed and 35 others were injured in Assad regime airstrikes targeting a refugee camp in Syria's northwestern Idlib province on Wednesday.

A civil defense official told Anadolu Agency that a refugee camp, located east of Idlib's Maarat al-Numaan district, was targeted by regime war planes.

Civil defense units were immediately sent to the attack site to transfer the wounded to nearby hospitals and health centers for medical treatment.

The camp reportedly hosted many refugees from Hama and Aleppo, while health officials also stated that the death toll could rise due to the high number of injured civilians.

Another civil defense official from Idlib told Anadolu Agency that the regime warplanes dropped a total of three parachute bombs on the camp site.

Syria has been locked in a devastating civil war since early 2011, initiated by the Assad regime which cracked down on pro-democracy protests that began as part of the Arab Spring uprisings, with unexpected brutality and disproportionate force.

Since then, thousands are believed to have been killed and millions more displaced.

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