The Syrian regime and Russia killed ten civilians in the Idleb and Hama provinces in a bombardment which occurred on Tuesday.
The Syrian Civil Defense said: “A horrific massacre killed five people, including three children, and wounded 20 people in the village of Ras al-Ain east of Saraqeb during an air raid,” adding that, “a man and a child were killed, and a woman and child were wounded in an air raid by warplanes using six rockets in a single attack, which struck the town of Maar Tamater south of Kafr Nubl.”
Meanwhile, the Smart News agency said: “Four civilians including two women were killed on Tuesday in an air and artillery strike by Russian and regime forces on the towns and villages of northern Hama province,” adding that, “the Russian warplanes used seismic rockets on residential districts in Kafr Zeita, north of Hama, which killed a woman and her husband. A similar bombardment hit the town of Ltamaneh and Kafr Naboudeh.” It also said, “The Russian forces stationed in Halfaya used heavy artillery to strike the towns of al-Zakah north of Hama, which killed a woman. Regime warplanes also struck the village of Deir Sunbul north of Hama, which killed a civilian.”
The Syrian Emergency Responders team said in a report issued on Monday that it had documented the killing of 364 civilians in northwest Syria by Russia and Assad regime in the period from the start of February to the first week of May.
In addition, regime forces resumed their attacks on Tel Osman in the northwestern Hama countryside, which enabled them to retake control for the second time in 24 hours.
With Assad’s forces taking control over the strategic Tel Osman, they will be able to cover a broad area, near Qaalat Madiq, Kafr Naboudeh and Jabel Shahshabou, in addition to cutting off the roads between these areas.
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