Mourners with the bodies of children killed by Assad regime shelling in northwest Syria, October 22, 2023
UPDATE, OCT 25:
Assad regime and Russian forces have killed another three women and two infants in Idlib Province in northwest Syria.
The White Helmets civil defense said Russian warplanes hit a camp for displaced persons near the village of al-Hamamah on Tuesday.
Five other people were injured, including two children and a baby.
A devastating and tragic day in NW #Syria, as families mourn a horrific massacre by Russian forces on the Ahl Sarqeb camp in the western countryside of #Idlib killing 5 civilians, including 3 women and 2 children, and injuring 5 others, including an infant and two children. pic.twitter.com/WQq2rUdHo3
— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) October 24, 2023
The Assad regime and/or Russia has slain seven children and three women in the past 72 hours.
UPDATE, OCT 23:
Assad regime shelling has killed five children in northern Hama Province in northwest Syria.
The juveniles, including three siblings, were slain when regime forces hit a house. Another child is missing.
Five children, including three siblings, were killed, and a girl is missing, in a preliminary toll from a massacre committed by the Assad regime through artillery shelling that targeted their home in the village of Al-Qarqur in the Al-Ghab plain, in the northwestern countryside… pic.twitter.com/JVSF1n93Dw
— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) October 22, 2023
ORIGINAL ENTRY, OCT 8: The Assad regime and its protector Russia have killed at least 11 people and injured 78 in attacks on opposition-held areas of the Idlib, Aleppo, and Hama regions in northwest Syria.
Residents and White Helmets civil defense reported bombing and shelling across the territory.
Most of the casualties were in and near Idlib city. Other areas attacked included Jisr al-Shughour, Jericho district, al-Majdal, al-Mastumah, Maarbalit, Sarrin, Turmanin and Darat Izza.
The regime had pledged violent retribution after the killing of at least Assad troops and bystanders in an attack last week on the Homs Military Academy, minutes after the Defense Minister left a graduation ceremony.
A grave escalation of missile bombing by the Assad regime on the city of #Idlib targeting markets, residential neighborhoods, hospitals, bakeries, and public facilities.
From the first moments of our teams' response to the renewed missile bombardment on the city of #Idlib, which… pic.twitter.com/uQcBPtelsK
— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) October 8, 2023