According to the volunteer organisation, a Syrian regime attack targeted Iblin village in Idlib countryside, killing at least 11 people and wounding 6 others.

Syrians on a motorbike drive past the carcass of a charred car in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on June 10, 2021.
Syrians on a motorbike drive past the carcass of a charred car in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on June 10, 2021. (AFP)

Assad regime forces, backed by Iran-aligned militant groups, have killed 11 people and injured 6 civilians in northwestern Syria, witnesses, civil defence officials said..

According to a statement by the organisation also known as The White Helmets, the attack targeted Iblin village in Idlib countryside on Thursday. Of the injured, three are in critical condition.

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Russian-backed air strikes

In a separate but related development reported by Syrian opposition sources, Russian planes carried out air strikes 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.

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies