State media says opposition kills 4 from one family in NW Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – On Tuesday, four people, including a mother and her two daughters, were killed in missile shelling by Syrian opposition of the town of Urum al-Kubrah in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo.

The state-run SANA News Agency said, “Today’s morning, terrorist organizations deploy in the western countryside of Aleppo attacked with shells safe areas in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo, one of the shells fell on the village of Tadil of Urum al-Kubrah.”

The shelling resulted in “the martyrdom of four people, including a mother, her two daughters, and their uncle, while the father sustained injuries,” according to SANA.

Additionally, the shelling caused material losses and damages in houses and possessions.

Areas of northwest Syria in the countryside of Aleppo, Idlib, Hama, and Latakia witnessed an almost daily military escalation and mutual shelling between the government forces and the opposition, leaving casualties of both sides.

Although the de-escalation zone in northwest Syria is subject to a Russian-Turkish ceasefire agreement signed in March 2020, the area witnesses frequent mutual bombardment between Syrian government forces and opposition factions accompanied by Russian warplanes’ flight despite the entry of the ceasefire into force.

In March 2020, Russia and Turkey reached an agreement in Moscow that stipulated a ceasefire, the establishment of a safe corridor, and the conduct of joint patrols on the M4/Aleppo-Latakia Highway.

Reporting by Muhammad al-Qadi