At Least 28 Civilians Killed by Rockets and Airstrikes in Northwest Syria

Al-Qaeda fired rockets at major city of Aleppo

Heavy fighting last week around northwestern Syria mostly died down by Friday, but the Syrian government and al-Qaeda’s rebel faction have not totally let the calm return, instead spending the weekend trading fire, including airstrikes and rocket fire.

Syrian military forces, and Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes against the Idlib Prioince mostly over the weekend. At least 22 civilians were reported killed over the past few days, with 45 others wounded.

Exact figures on Idlib strikes are likely to be contested, as the White Helmets have generally provided the tolls. The White Helmets are funded by Western governments, and have historically not proven the most reliable on death tolls.

On top of those killed in Idlib, al-Qaeda forces killed at least six civilians in the city of Aleppo, firing rockets against the area. Officials predicted that toll would rise, as the eight wounded include several gravely wounded.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.