Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, July 24, 2019 - In a recent deadly and criminal attack against defenseless and innocent civilians in northeastern parts of Syria, the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s regime carried out more deadly air attacks in the rebel-held Maarat al-Numan area, located south of Idlib province, killing more than 30 and injuring dozens more.
The UN reported last week that since the escalation of hostilities on April 29th, more than 350 civilians have been killed and some 330,000 forced to leave their homes behind.
Reuters quoted Abdel Rahman al-Yaser, one of the White Helmet’s officials saying that “the corps of victims are scattered in the streets, endangering the health of others.”
Other media reports indicate airstrikes killed 59 people on Monday.
The report indicates that the dead included 38 killed in a single Russian strike on the town of Maarat al-Numan, which the UK-based monitoring group described as the province’s most devastating massacre since the escalation of violence in late April. Nearly 750 civilians had been killed since then, the report adds.
United Nations agencies and NGOs say at least two dozen hospitals and clinics have been destroyed by airstrikes, some hit multiple times, according to the Guardian. More than 300,000 people have been displaced and forced to move closer to the border with Turkey, according to the UN.