The regime forces, consisting of the regime army and Iranian-backed groups stationed at the Hamidiyye base in the Maarratünnuman district in the southeast of Idlib, targeted the village of İhsim in the southeast of Idlib with ground-to-ground weapons.
According to the information received from the Civil Defense (White Helmets) teams, at least 6 civilians, including 3 women and 2 children, died in the attack on İhsim village in the Cebel Zaviye region, and many civilians were injured.
While the search and rescue efforts of the civil defense teams continue at the scene, there are concerns that the death toll will increase.
A total of 6 civilians, including 3 children and 1 civil defense volunteer, lost their lives in the attacks carried out by the regime forces on Sirce village yesterday.
LATEST SITUATION IN IDLIB
At the Astana meeting held between Turkey, Russia and Iran on May 4-5, 2017, some regions of Idlib and neighboring provinces (Latakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces), the north of Homs province, Eastern Ghouta in the capital Damascus and the southern regions of the country (Dera and Quneitra) 4 “de-escalation zones” were created.
However, the regime and Iranian-backed fighters captured 3 of the 4 regions with the air support of Russia and headed for Idlib. Turkey reached an additional agreement in Sochi to strengthen the ceasefire with Russia in September 2018.
Russia and regime forces began operations to seize the entire region in May 2019 and captured many settlements in the Idlib De-escalation Zone.
Finally, on March 5, 2020, a new agreement was reached between Turkey and Russia in Moscow, the capital of Russia.
The ceasefire, which the regime forces violate from time to time, is largely preserved. During the 2017-2020 period, approximately 2 million civilians had to migrate to regions close to the Turkish border due to the attacks of Russia and the regime forces.