Syria: 30 civilians killed in three different attacks

In Syria, 30 civilians were killed in three different attacks. London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights yesterday said that the regime air raids killed 13 civilians in Maaret al-Numan town of Idlib province while six others died in Russian and regime bombardment in other parts of the province.

In a separate Turkish artillery attack on a Kurdish-held city in Aleppo province, 11 civilians, including eight children were killed.

The battles on the fringes of Idlib since Saturday are the most deadly since a Russia-brokered ceasefire went into effect in late August.

Meanwhile, President Bashar al-Assad in a meeting with Russia’s special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev yesterday agreed to continue the fight against terrorism.

The late August ceasefire came months into a devastating Russia-backed regime offensive that killed around 1,000 civilians and ousted hundreds of thousands from their homes.

Syria’s bloody eight-year-long conflict has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011.

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