Damascus: Airstrikes bombarded the village of Zardana in Rural Idlib killing at least 44 people including six children and one doctor, and injured over 80.
The attack is a result of Syrian Civil War witnessed by the rising radical Islamist groups such as, al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups opposing both the government and each other in varying combinations.
The air strikes follows the first attacks of their kind in the area, where no Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) presence had been noted in more than a year. ISIS has ramped up its attacks against pro-regime forces since its fighters left their last stronghold near Damascus in May, under an evacuation deal with the regime.
Earlier reports indicate that a “double tap” strategy was employed killing and injuring first responders. Many of the injured were internally displaced persons from Ghouta, and some of the injured were taken to Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) Bab Al Hawa Hospital.
UOSSM condemned reckless attacks against civilians, which are a clear violation of International Humanitarian Law.
Dr. Ghanem Tayara, Chairman of UOSSM Intl and Birmingham GP said, “Nine children lost their lives because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. These were children like our own. I am disgusted by these attacks, which slaughter men, women and children with impunity. The only way they will stop is if the international community holds the perpetrators accountable for war crimes.” Dr. Tayara added.