At least 10 people killed in Syrian government shelling of a rebel-held village
Syrian government forces shelled a northwestern village Saturday killing at least 10 people, including seven children, as they picked olives, a paramedic group and relatives of the victims said.
The shelling of the village of Qawqafeen, in Idlib province, is the latest violation of a truce reached in March 2020</a> between Russia and Turkey, who back rival sides in Syria’s 12-year conflict that has killed half a million people.
Syrian government officials have not commented on the strike.
Hundreds of people have been killed or wounded over the past years in violations of the truce that ended a monthslong Russian-backed government offensive on northwestern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria.