At least 28 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday morning in the bombing of the regime on Al-Bab, a Syrian town controlled by the Islamic state group in the northern province of Aleppo, reported an NGO.
The dead included 28 “19 civilians, including three children and three women,” said the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (OSDH) which has a wide network of sources across Syria.
For the nine bodies that were charred, it was not possible to say whether they were civilians or members of the IU, told AFP Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the OSDH.
According to local Coordinating Committees (LCC), a network of activists, the regime raids targeted a popular market.
The Syrian army, but also the antidjihadiste coalition led by Washington, regularly bombed Al-Bab, held by the jihadists of IE since early 2014.
According to NGOs, the regime regularly bombard the areas held by the rebels and jihadists with barrels of explosives – Wholesale barrels of oil or gas cylinders emptied of their contents and filled with high explosives and scrap – weapons Blind causing many deaths and considerable damage.
In Saturday’s bombing, Abdel Rahman insisted that the regime had used larger containers, “three times more powerful,” he said.
President Bashar al-Assad has repeatedly denied the appeal in his army to barrels of explosives.
Also in the north, ten strikes of the international coalition to dawn on Raqa, “capital” of the IR into Syria killed a local jihadist responsible for Saudi nationals and three Syrian fighters ultraradical group of According to the Observatory.
Since September 2014, the international coalition conducting raids on positions of IE particularly in the north of Syria, allowing Kurdish forces gain ground against jihadists.
The war in Syria that has left more than 230,000 dead and over four million refugees, has become complex with several camps – regime, rebels, Kurdish jihadists – who compete over territory increasingly fragmented.
In southern Syria, bombing of the army Friday night on a town in the province of Deraa has decimated an entire family while they were at table for iftar, the meal breaking the Ramadan.
“A couple and their five children were killed when the Air Force dropped an explosive barrel on the town of Al-Hara,” said the OSDH.