Scores Killed, Injured as Regime Warplanes Intensify Attacks on Idleb Cities, Towns

Regime warplanes strike areas of Idleb province with high-explosive bombs as Russia announces no intention to reinstate humanitarian pause

Russian and regime warplanes escalated their attacks today on the cities, towns and countryside of Idleb, according to activists and local media.

Syrian warplanes struck residential districts in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the Idleb countryside with nine air raids today, including five high-explosive vacuum bombs, which caused major damages and a large number of injuries.

Local media reported that seven people were killed in the bombardment, and that more than 70 others were wounded during the air raids which struck the town. The number is likely to rise as the wounded are in serious condition.

According to the activist Osama Keyal, the identity of six victims had so far been documented, and included women and children.

Local media and activists reported that two civilians died and a number of others were wounded during artillery bombardment on the village of Kafr Aweed in Jabel al-Zawiya in the Idleb countryside.

Russian warplanes carried out three attacks with vacuum bombs which struck the town of Armnaz in the northern Idleb countryside this morning without any information about the wounded.

In Kafr Takhareem, six people were killed, including four women, by a Russian warplane bombardment on the city in several strikes after midnight.

This escalation coincides with regime forces and Russian warplanes resuming their bombardment of Aleppo city after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that a new “humanitarian pause" in Aleppo was “not on the table.”

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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