Two children were killed in their way to school
New Massacre in Ariha & Civilian Victims in Dozens
In a preliminary outcome of new massacre committed by the Assad regime forces in the city of Ariha, Idlib southern countryside, 10 civilians, including women and children, were killed, and forty others were wounded.
The artillery and high-explosive missile shelling of the Assad regime forces focused on the market centre of the city and the neighbouring houses at the time of the children’s departure to school. This is likely to increase the number of casualties due to serious injuries among civilians.
On Saturday (16/10/2021), the Assad regime forces and the Russian occupation targeted civilian homes in the town of Al-Barrah, south of Idlib, with mortar shells, without recording injuries, and the area is constantly bombarded, which prevents the displaced from returning to their homes.
Also, in a serious escalation on 16/10/2021, 4 people were killed and 23 people were injured, due to the artillery and missile shelling that targeted the city of Sarmada by the Assad regime forces.
This escalation of artillery and missile bombardment comes at a time when the forces of the Assad regime and the Russian occupation are spreading the news that they are preparing for a military attack on the region, which will cause a humanitarian catastrophe that may be the worst since 2011 and threatens the lives of more than 4 million civilians.