At least ten children were seriously injured after being targeted in an air raid by the Bashar Assad regime and its backer Russian forces in Syria’s north-western Idlib province on Sunday, 28 November 2021
“Today, 10 children from one family were injured after the regime forces & Russia bombed their house with Krasnopol laser-guided shells in Marzaf village, south Idlib,” the White Helmets civil defence group wrote on Twitter.
2All the victims were of the same family, the sources added.
“Our teams were on the scene of the bombing and transferred the children to the hospital,” it added, sharing pictures and videos of desperate and frightened children that were wounded by the attacks.
The Idlib region is home to nearly 3 million people, two-thirds of them displaced from other parts of the country.
The White Helmets group has earlier documented the killing of 63 Syrian children from June to 17 November 2021.
In March 2011, the Arab Spring movement spread to Syria when civilians across the country began peacefully demonstrating against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
However, the protests turned violent following the massive crackdown by the regime forces.
At least 350,209 people have been killed in the decade-old war in Syria, the United Nations human rights office said in its first report since 2014 on the death toll, adding that the tally was an “undercount.”