Children killed as Syria regime bombs school in Idlib

September, 2018

The Syrian regime has resumed bombardment on the south of Idlib province on September 10, targeting a school in Jarjanaz town, killing at least nine civilians, mostly children, news sources from the ground have confirmed.

Heavy artillery and shelling has also taken place in the towns of Al-Heesh and Al-Teh as well as Qalaat Al Madeeq and Al-Janabra in the north of Hama province with a continuous barrage of missiles sending civilians fleeing further north towards the Turkish border.

The intense bombing has prevented the White Helmets civil defence unit from confirming the total death toll, but the death of a baby girl, Ummaya Al-Riz, was confirmed after her body was rescued from the rubble.

The National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces released a statement denouncing the latest attack, which also saw the destruction of two hospitals, putting them out of service.

“Russia, Iran and the Assad regime are now planning and implementing a new series of war crimes and crimes against humanity with the aim of displacing more Syrians and completing the project of demographic change in Syria without provoking any response by the international community and international legitimacy,” the statement read.

The group called on the UN Security Council to take immediate action to protect the Syrian people and call on all parties to abide by UN resolutions.

“The Syrian coalition stresses the right of the Free Syrian Army and all the Syrian people to defend themselves by all legitimate means,” it concluded.

Source: MEMO