(IraqiNews) 14 civilians, including children, were killed by a rocket shelling conducted by the Syrian army on areas in Idlib province, northwest of Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday.
The SOHR said that army warplanes and helicopters carried out air strikes on Mehambl Town in the province of Idlib, killing 13 persons, including 7 children.
Meanwhile, a woman was killed, early today, by another rocket shelling on the outskirts of Khan Shaikoun Town, south of the province.
It is noteworthy that the area of Idlib and its vicinity, which is controlled by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Nasra Front), and sheltering nearly three million people, has been under intense shelling for more than two months.
Since the end of April this year, more than 500 civilians have been killed by air strikes and battles by Syrian and Russian warplanes, armed factions, Syrian army and pro-Syrian militants, according to the Syrian Observatory.
According to the United Nations, at least 25 medical facilities and 45 schools have been damaged in Idlib and Hama. A hospital in the town of Kafrnobl was attacked last Thursday, for the second time in two months.