Assad regime warplanes escalated its attacks on the city of Idlib on Wednesday. The airstrikes claimed tens of civilians and caused mass destruction in private and public properties, Orient News correspondent said.
Eleven civilians lost their lives in Assad regime’s airstrikes on a public park in Idlib, most of the casualties were women and children.
“The intense raids left no stone unturned. No military presence or combat manifestations of any kind are seen in these places,” one of the residents told Orient News correspondent.
Civil defence volunteers strove to uncover the bodies from the rubble. The warplanes were still hovering in the sky at the time of writing the story, according to Orient News correspondent.
In the last 24 hours, at least 24 airstrikes were documented in the heart of Idlib.
Civil defence and ambulance volunteers appealed to civilians to stay in basements. A curfew was imposed on the streets of the city.
“Where shall be go?,” a man was crying while he along with his family members were fleeing their home to remote farms outside the city.
Assad and Russian jets were not absent from the sky of Idlib countryside; Maaret al-Nuaman, Tal al-Sheikh, al-Hebiat, al-Zaweiya Mountain and Saraqeb were among the most attacked towns and cities.
Night massacre in Idlib
Ten civilians were killed and tens were wounded Tuesday night following Russian bombardment of residential buildings in Idlib city.
Field sources reported to Orient Net that most of those who were targeted in the bombardment were civilian internally displaced people who escaped death in Aleppo countryside.
The sources added that among the killed was a pregnant woman as the bombardment targeted many areas in Idlib including al-Nakhla Roundabout, al-Sehha garage, Omar Bin al-Khattab mosque and juvenile prison area.
Dead bodies were found under the debris by civil defense in the area while hospitals announced their need for large quantities of blood from all blood groups.
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