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Regime Kills Nine in Khan Sheikhoun

Khan Sheikhoun is supposed to be included in the demilitarized zone that was established by Russia and Turkey reports Zaman Al Wasl.
Regime Kills Nine in Khan Sheikhoun

A bombardment by militias loyal to Bashar al-Assad killed at least nine civilians, including two children and women, in the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb province, activists said Friday.

The heavy artillery fire targeted the town of Khan Sheikhoun for the second time, pushing the death toll to 14.

Idleb has been hit by sporadic regime shelling for weeks despite the buffer zone deal between Russia and Turkey.

Turkey, which backs moderate Syrian rebels, and Russia, the regime’s principal foreign ally, agreed in September to create a demilitarised zone in northwestern Idleb, which would be evacuated of all heavy weapons and hardline fighters.

Since the Syrian revolution erupted in 2011, more than 560,000 people have been killed, and more than 6 million people have been displaced.


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