UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the brutal attack carried out on Sunday in Idlib city, Syria, which hit a vegetable market and the only bakery in the area.
“The apparent air strike took place while a ceasefire stipulated in the Four Towns Agreement, which covers Idlib city, had reportedly been restored over the weekend,”indicated a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.
Local sources reported that the attack left dozens of civilians, including women and children, dead or wounded.
“The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He calls on all those responsible for attacks on civilians to be held accountable,” the statement concluded.
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At least 30 people, five of them children, were killed in raids, including on a marketplace where civilians were buying their needs in the rush hour before Iftar time.
Horrific photos were uploaded by Syrian activists, showing wide destruction, burned corpses and severely injured people. turkey
Many buildings and shops were destroyed. Civilians were burned to death inside their cars and homes. Civil defense teams and firefighters rushed to the targeted area trying to save what is remaining.
These massacres are not the first by Russians in Idlib. Previous massacres by Russian jets harvested more than 100 civilians lives and hundreds of injured people.
These massacres came after less than 24 hours of signing a ceasefire known as “Zabadani-Foua ceasefire” between Jaysh al-Fatah and Iran, so Russia conducted the massacre to say that “We are the only power in the Syrian lands,” according to activists.
Russia deployed warplanes to Syria last year to support Assad regime against rebels seeking to end his rule, while they say that their aim is fighting terrorism and ISIS in Syria.