Five members of one family killed in Syrian regime bombing

Five members of one family killed in Syrian regime bombing
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Artillery and laser-guided missiles from the Syrian regime and SDF have hit a number of targets in the Idlib and Aleppo governorates killing six civilians, including five from one family. In Deraa, regime soldiers were killed as tensions escalate.
Rescue workers search the wreckage after Syrian regime attacks in Idlib [Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]

Five members of the same family have been killed in southern Idlib after a fierce Syrian regime and Russian bombardment of the opposition province on Thursday.

Three children, their mother, and another child were killed in the strikes by regime and Russian forces on  Balshun village in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south Idlib, according to The White Helmets.

A child and youth were also injured when the village was targeted with artillery and laser-guided missiles.

It took the civil defence team three hours to dig the bodies out from the rubble due to the area being monitored by reconnaissance aircraft.

Russia has carried out double-tap strikes on opposition areas, according to video evidence, which appears intended to kill emergency rescue workers.

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Activist Mohammed Al-Mustafa said that laser-guided Russian missiles had been used in the attack, which also resulted in infrastructural damage.

The strikes were carried out by pro-Assad forces based in Kafranbel, a former opposition stronghold that fell to the regime last year.

Al-Ruwaiha and Benin in southern Idlib were subjected to similar attacks by the regime without news of any casualties.

One woman was killed in eastern Aleppo province after a missile was launched from an area controlled by the Kurdish-dominated, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian regime.

Five civilians were also injured - including two women and a child - late Wednesday when the missiles struck the village of Al-Kreediya in the Al-Bab region.

The attack was launched from an area of eastern Aleppo controlled by the SDF and regime.

Several civilians were also killed and others seriously injured by an SDF missile strike targeting Afrin, north of Aleppo on Wednesday.

Violent clashes broke out in Deraa after talks between local factions and the Syrian regime and Russia broke down.

The regime had demanded the rebels hand over light weaponry and leave the area.

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The Horan Free League media agency stated on Thursday that an officer and a number of regime soldiers had been killed and two injured.

This occurred when a military jeep was targeted by an improvised explosive device (IED) while driving through western Daraa.

Abu Mohammed Al-Horani, a local activist, said the soldiers belonged to the 112th Brigade.

Unidentified armed assailants also attacked a regime Air Force Intelligence checkpoint south of the city of Dael, Deraa.

The Syrian regime shelled the village of Tasil in western Deraa following the bombing.