At least five civilians, including three children, were killed in a new Russian attack on Syria’s opposition-held northwestern Idlib province on Thursday, 11 November 2021.
The Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) affirmed that three airstrikes targeted a local poultry farm near the Idlib city center.
Five civilians of the same family were killed while five others were injured during the attack.
The victims are a couple, their two children and nephew. The three children were aged one, two and eight.
According to the source, the family was displaced from Aleppo countryside eight months ago and have been working in a poultry farm in Idlib.
The air raids are the latest of a series of bloody attacks on civilians in Syrian opposition-held densely populated areas by the Syrian regime and Russian warplanes.
The massacre came in violation of the truce deal reached on 5 March 2020 in Idlib to end hostilities and attacks on civilians.
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.
Since then, thousands of Syrians were killed, arbitrarily detained, tortured, forcibly disappeared, internally displaced time and time again, and immigrated.