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Assad regime forces kill 6, injure 13 civilians in Syria – Middle East Monitor

An attack by Assad regime forces killed six and injured 13 civilians in north-western Syria, the Syria Civil Defence said today, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to a statement by the organisation also known as The White Helmets, the attack targeted Iblin village in Idlib countryside. Of the injured, three are in critical condition.

In a separate but related development reported by Syrian opposition sources, Russian planes carried out air strikes on Al-Mozara, Belyun, and Kafar Avid villages in the southern Idlib countryside in the early morning hours of the day.

Syria has been mired in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on anti-government protests with unexpected ferocity.

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Over the past decade, around half a million people have been killed and more than 12 million had to flee their homes.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia in March 2020.

The Syrian regime, however, has consistently violated the terms of the cease-fire, launching frequent attacks inside the de-escalation zone.

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