On Tuesday evening, the child Mohamed Salah Al-Arab, 9, died of injuries he sustained during the Syrian regime forces and Russian-backed militias shelling on Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib on July 9, 2023.
On July 5, an elderly woman, Radhya Al-Othman, died after being injured during the shelling on civilian homes in the town of Al-Bara, south of Idlib, the day before, July 4.
In May 2017, Turkey, Russia and Iran announced establishing a “de-escalation zone” in Idlib and parts of the countryside of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia, as part of the Astana meetings on the Syrian affairs. Despite the ceasefire agreement signed on March 5, 2020, the Syrian regime continues to attack those areas till today.
Since March 18, 2011, a civil war started after the Syrian regime attacked protests denouncing human rights violations in the country.
Millions of displaced people live in camps in north and northwest Syria, after they fled the regime’s bombing of their villages, towns, and cities.