On Wednesday, February 16, four civilians were killed and one was injured under surface-to-surface missiles launched by the Syrian regime and its allies on the countryside of Aleppo, northern Syria.
Syrian forces and armed groups affiliated with Iran, stationed in the village of Sheikh Ali, targeted a fuel station in the village of Termanin, which falls under the control of the opposition in the western countryside of Aleppo, in the “Idleb de-escalation zone”.
According to the Civil Defence; the death toll from this bombing left four civilians dead and injured another, who was transferred to hospital.
In May 2017, Turkey, Russia and Iran announced 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 Syria. 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.
A civil war began in Syria on March 18, 2011, after the Syrian regime launched a fierce crackdown on protests condemning human rights violations in the country.
Meanwhile, millions of displaced people are currently living in camps in north and northwest Syria, as they fled the regime’s bombing of their villages, towns and cities.