A young victim of Russia-regime bombing of Kafrumah in northwest Syria, November 10, 2019

Russian-Assad regime bombing killed seven civilians, including three children, and wounded 10 in Idlib Province in northwest Syria on Sunday.

In a Turkish-held city in northeast Syria, eight people were slain by a vehicle bomb.

The Russian-regime airstrikes and shelling were on the town of Kafrumah in southern Idlib. Videos showed a large explosion from one of the three aerial attacks, smoke rising from shelling, and a rescuer discovering his family among the victims.

Since late April, Russia and the regime have waged an offensive to take over parts of Idlib and Hama Provinces in northwest Syria, the last major opposition-held territory. More than 1,000 civilians have been killed, thousands wounded, and more than 400,000 of the estimated 3 million residents displaced. At least 61 medical facilities, almost 100 schools, mosques, markets, and other infrastructure has been struck.

In early September, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a “pause” in military operations after the offensive took much of northern Hama Province and part of southern Idlib.

But last weekend the Russian-regime offensive were renewed across southern Idlib and in and near the city of Jisr al-Shughour on the Turkish border. At least seven civilians, including two children, were killed and dozens wounded; a school and mosque were among the sites struck.

Seven civilians were also killed in attacks in opposition-controlled western Aleppo Province.

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8 Killed in Turkish-Controlled Kurdish Area

Eight people were killed by a vehicle bombing near the border town of Tel Abyad, taken from Kurdish control by a Turkish-rebel offensive last month.

The Turkish Defense Ministry said more than 20 people were wounded “by a booby-trapped vehicle”, blaming the explosion on the Kurdish militia YPG.

The attack was on the village of Suluk, about 10 km (6 miles) south of the Turkish-Syrian border. An emergency worker said a small truck exploded outside a bakery.

On November 2, at least 13 people were killed and 30 wounded when a “bomb-laden vehicle” was detonated in a market in Tel Abyad. Turkey and the YPG blamed each other for the attack.

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The YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces withdrew from Tel Abyad after Turkish and Russian leaders Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin declared their joint military control of the border area on October 22.

Ankara considers the militia to be part of the Turkish Kurdish insurgency PKK, which has fought Ankara’s forces for 35 years. But the YPG is the largest element in the SDF, created by the US in October 2015 to remove the Islamic State from northeast Syria.