Assad regime forces and Iranian-backed terrorist groups have targeted a marketplace early Wednesday in the rural town of Ariha in southern Idlib with artillery shells.
The attack took place while the innocent civilians were heading to their work and schools.
Medical sources said at least 10 civilians were killed and another 35 injured. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said eight people, including two children and a female, were killed.
The SOHR added that the death toll is expected to rise as several are injured seriously.
“There are unconfirmed reports of more casualties,” the SOHR said.
In another news, Russian fighter jets executed three airstrikes hitting positions a few meters away from a Turkish military post in al-Barah in Jabal al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Assad regime forces bombarded positions in Sarjeh, Quqfin in the southern countryside of Idlib with Russian-made shells “Krasinball.” The attack killed opposition fighters and injured four others in Quqfin.
Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.
Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple ceasefire agreements, which have frequently been violated by the Syrian regime and its allies.