Security and countering violence


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) announced that nine civilians, including seven children, were killed by regime fire on Saturday in Idleb province, the last major rebel and jihadist point.


According to the NGO, the shooting targeted several localities in the region and left around 15 people injured. The same source added that the victims included five members of the same family.


Saturday’s death toll is one of the deadliest since the ceasefire came into effect in Syria in March 2020. SOHR said in this context that several Russian fighter jets pounded areas of Idleb province in recent weeks.


The NGO has counted nearly half a million deaths since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011.