Syria regime, allies target Idlib, killing 10 civilians

By Burak Karacaoglu and Ashraf Moussa

IDLIB, Syria (AA) – At least 10 civilians were killed and dozens more injured on Friday in attacks by the Syrian regime and pro-regime terrorist groups in Syria's northwestern Idlib de-escalation zone.

The regime and Iranian-backed terrorist groups have been firing artillery into the villages of Jarjanaz and Al-Tamanah, both of which are situated inside the de-escalation zone, the parameters of which were laid down in a recent agreement between Turkey and Russia.

Despite the agreement (signed on Sept. 17 in the Russian resort city of Sochi), regime forces have also continued to target rural areas of Latakia province, southern Idlib, western Aleppo and northern and western Hama.

In line with the Sochi deal, opposition groups last month withdrew their heavy weaponry from specified regions of Idlib.

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.