Regime airstrikes kill 28 in W. Syria

Airstrikes target opposition-held parts of Syria’s Idlib and Homs provinces, according to local civil defense source

Regime airstrikes kill 28 in W. Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 28 people were killed Wednesday by regime airstrikes in opposition-held areas of Syria’s western Idlib and Homs provinces.

The source, who spoke anonymously due to fears of reprisal, said 15 civilians had been killed in three separate airstrikes that targeted a busy market in the town of Al-Rastan on Homs’ northern outskirts.

Due to a chronic shortfall of medical equipment, those injured by the strikes could not be treated at a local field hospital and were taken instead to the nearby town of Talbiseh.

The same source said a separate round of airstrikes in Idlib’s town of Ariha had left another 13 dead and 22 injured.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

According to the Syrian Center for Policy Research, an NGO, as many as 470,000 people have been killed over the course of the five-year-long conflict.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Temmuz 2016, 10:03