A Syrian civilian was killed, and five others were injured on Saturday in a regime shelling in the northern Aleppo province.
Regime forces stationed in Aleppo’s western countryside launched the attack on the town of Atarib in western Aleppo, the White Helmets civil defence agency said.
Syria has been embroiled in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN estimates.
In May 2017, Turkey, Russia and Iran announced that they had reached an agreement to establish 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 issue, however, the Syrian regime forces and their supporters continued to attack the area from time to time, despite the ceasefire agreement signed on March 5, 2020.
Millions of displaced people live in camps in north and northwest Syria, after fleeing the regime’s bombing of their villages, towns and cities.