Towns and villages of rural Idlib were subjected to violent attacks by war planes and helicopters, resulting in the death of at least 13 people.
War planes, thought to be Russian, targeted residential areas of Sarmeen, in Idlib. After the arrival of members of the civil defence to rescue the injured from beneath the rubble, the same place was subjected to a second air strike, killing one of the civil defence officers and injuring five others.
The documented names of victims from Sarmeen are as follows:
1. Hasan Taj al-Deen
2. Ziyad Mut’ab
3. Salih al-Najjar
4. Abdul Razaq Abu Teir
5. Abdul Razaq Abood (officer of the Civil Defence)
6. Mazin Haj Ali
7. Mohammed Abu Saloora
8. Mohammed Sawaas
9. Mohammed Ma’ri
10. Mustafa Barghash
War planes also targeted the city of Jisr al-Shaghoor in rural Idlib, killing three people and injuring several others.
Helicopters carrying barrel bombs targeted the town of Ma’arshamshah, injuring three children and three elderly men, all of whom were transported to hospital.
Talmans in rural Idlib was also attacked with two barrel bombs dropped by a helicopter, one of which fell onto a residential area. The civil defence rescued a family of six people from underneath the rubble.
War planes also targeted camps full of displaced people in Sinjar in the eastern countryside of Ma’arat al-Noman. No injuries or deaths were recorded.