Rescuers dig through rubble after Assad regime bombardment of Saraqeb in Idlib Province in northwest Syria, June 23, 2019

The Assad regime continued bombing and shelling across Idlib Province in northwest Syria on Sunday, killing more civilians.

Residents, activists, and White Helmets rescuers reported attacks on towns such as Saraqeb, Kafranbel, and Josef. Rockets, including with incendiary munitions, were fired overnight on Khan Sheikhoun.

Among the victims were five people, including three children and a woman, in Josef in southern Idlib and five members of a family in Saraqeb. Two more people were slain in Kafranbel.

Since late April, about 400 civilians have been killed and hundreds more have been wounded by Russian and regime bombardment. More than 330,000 have fled their homes, with almost 30 medical centers damaged or destroyed.

An estimated 3 million people — about 20% of Syria’s remaining population — live in northern Hama and Idlib Provinces.

A Russian-regime offensive began on May 6 and took several towns in northwest Hama in the initial days of the May 6 offensive. However, the assault has stalled despite Moscow’s airstrikes and ground advisors, and has been under pressure since rebels counter-attacked three weeks ago.

On June 12, Russia said that it had agreed a ceasefire alongside Turkey, another guarantor of a now-shattered demilitarized zone in Idlib and northern Hama Provinces, but the Assad regime never paused its attacks.