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Assad regime, YPG/PKK targets civilians in northwestern Syria

Six people were killed and seven have been wounded after shelling by Assad regime forces, Russia, and the YPG/PKK terrorist group, which targeted civilians in liberated areas of northwestern Syria.

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Six people were killed and seven have been wounded after shelling by Assad regime forces, Russia, and the YPG/PKK terrorist group, which targeted civilians in liberated areas of northwestern Syria.

The Civil Defense, known as the “White Helmets”, reported attacks in northwestern Syria that left six dead—including two children and two women. Seven others were wounded, including three children, while a man was killed and his wife injured by the detonation of military hardware in the town of Maarat al-Naasan, northeast of Idlib.

Less than four hours after the massacre in Maarat al-Naasan, five civilians—including four members of the same family (a man, his wife, and two of their sons: one of whom is a child)—were “critically wounded” by the double attack of two YPG/PKK-guided missiles.

The missiles targeted them on the bank of the Euphrates River on the outskirts of Jarablus, east of Aleppo.

The White Helmets stressed that direct attacks by Assad regime forces and Russia are not the only reason for the loss of civilian lives in northwestern Syria. A man was killed, and his wife injured, by a land mine that was detonated in the town of Taftanaz.

The threat of undetonated land mines and other military hardware looms as another nightmare, which threatens the lives of civilians.

Regime forces, Russia, and pro-Assad groups have consistently targeted towns and residential neighborhoods, massacring civilians to keep northwestern Syria in a state of limbo, between war and peace.

Since the start of 2021 until February 11, the White Helmets have responded to more than 84 air and artillery attacks, which have killed 31 people and injured 73 others.

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