An attack by Assad regime forces joined by Iranian-backed terrorist groups killed six and injured 13 civilians in northwestern Syria, the Syria Civil Defense said on Thursday.
According to a statement by the organization also known as The White Helmets, the attack targeted Iblin village in Idlib countryside. Of the injured, three are in critical condition.
In a separate but related development reported by Syrian opposition sources, Russian planes carried out airstrikes on Al-Mozara, Belyun, and Kafar Avid villages in the southern Idlib countryside in the early morning hours of the day.
Syria has been mired in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.
Over the past decade, around half a million people have been killed and more than 12 million had to flee their homes.
Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia in March 2020.
The Syrian regime, however, has consistently violated the terms of the cease-fire, launching frequent attacks inside the de-escalation zone.