Syrian regime bombardment kills child in Idlib

Syrian regime bombardment kills child in Idlib
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19 September, 2021
The child, identified as Abdul Hadi Salman, was killed in the al-Kfeir village in south of Jisr al-Shoghour city in the western suburbs of the governorate, the SNHR said.
Rebel-held northwestern Syria is home to some 6 million people [Getty]

A child was killed and a woman injured by Syrian regime shelling in Idlib on Sunday , the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reported.

The child, identified as Abdul Hadi Salman, was killed in the al-Kfeir village in south of Jisr al-Shoghour city in the western suburbs of the governorate, the SNHR said.

Sunday's shelling is not the first time the Assad regime has violated the ceasefire in the governorate.

"The international community should put pressure on the Syrian regime and its allies to force them to compensate the displaced victims, rehabilitate homes and vital centers, support the process of political transition," the SNHR said in a statement on Sunday.

Northwestern Syria has been witnessing sporadic military activities since the ceasefire was brokered in March 2020 by Turkey and Russia, which support opposing sides in Syria's civil war.

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The deal ended a crushing Russian-backed government offensive in Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in the war-torn country.

Syria's government, which agreed to the Russia-Turkey negotiated truce, has vowed to restore control over territory it lost during the 10-year conflict.

Rebel-held northwestern Syria is home to some 6 million people, many of them displaced by the civil war that has killed a half million people and displaced half the country's pre-war population of 23 million, including more than 5 millions who are refugees outside the country.

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