IDLIB, Syria (HPD) — At least six people were killed and dozens wounded in the rebel-held region of northeastern Syria after Syrian government forces attacked a tent settlement housing families displaced by war early Sunday. according to opposition war observers and rescuers.
The attack was a further violation of the truce brokered by Russia and Turkey in March 2020, which ended a Russian-backed government offensive on Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold in Syria.
The truce has suffered repeated ruptures in the last two years, which have left dozens dead and wounded.
The tent settlement, known as Maram Camp, is located northwest of the provincial capital, Idlib.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based organization that monitors the war, reported that government forces fired some 30 rockets into rebel areas, including the Maram camp, on Sunday morning, killing six and 25 wounded. Among the dead were two children and a woman, the group added.
Local civil defense officials reported six dead, including two children and a woman, and 66 wounded by projectiles fired at three camps west of the capital.
The pro-government radio station Sham FM said government forces had attacked positions of the al Qaeda-linked group Hayat Tharir al-Sham, the most influential armed group in Idlib. Syrian and Russian warplanes also attacked the targets, the broadcaster added.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011, half of the country’s 23 million people have been displaced and much of Syria has been destroyed.