On Universal Children’s Day, which took place on Sunday, five schools were targeted across the provinces of Aleppo, rural Damascus, and Idlib.
On Sunday morning, war planes targeted the Ma’arat al-Noman Education Complex in Ma’arat al-Noman (rural Idlib) with an air strike which hit the Waleed Bilani Secondary School next to the complex, injuring two children.
Following the first strike, the war planes launched a second strike which hit the area close to Shiryan al-Hayat Boys School and the Shiryan al-Hayat Girls School, causing moderate material damage to both schools.
In the town of al-Nashabiah in rural Damascus, war planes targeted a primary school, killing a woman and a child, and causing great material damage to the school.
In addition, artillery shells fell on the al-Furqan district school, which lies in a regime controlled area of Aleppo, killing 11 people, the majority of whom were children. Eye witnesses said that the artillery shells were fired from a regime tank.