In a recent breach of the northern Syria “de-escalation” pact, Syrian government forces targeted a displaced persons camp in the province of Idlib, resulting in the loss of civilian lives.
The Civil Defense organization in northern Syria, commonly known as the “White Helmets,” reported that an elderly man and a woman were killed in the missile strike. Additionally, two others—a child in critical condition and another man—were injured. The attack took place in a camp located on the outskirts of the city of Sarmin in the eastern part of Idlib province.
The missile strike led to fires erupting in the camp’s tents, causing residents, including women and children, to flee in a state of panic.
Despite a ceasefire agreement signed in March 2020, and a prior “de-escalation zone” agreement reached in May 2017 between Turkey, Russia, and Iran, the Syrian government and its allies continue to launch intermittent attacks on the area.
The Syrian civil war, which began with a harsh government crackdown on protests in March 2011, continues to rage, affecting millions and leading to widespread human rights abuses.