Late on March 7, radical militants launched 5 improvised rocket-assisted munitions (IRAMs) on the government-held town of al-Malikiyah in the southwestern Aleppo countryside.
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the rocket attack killed 2 civilians and injured 8 others. Moreover, several houses suffered from substantial material damage.
The attack provoked a fierce response by the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF). SyAAf warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on militant positions in the towns of Saraqib and Khan al-Subul in the southeastern Idlib countryside. Pro-government activists said that the IRAMs were launched from areas near the two towns.
A day earlier, a child was killed when militants shelled the town of Jurin in the northeastern Hama countryside. These recent incidents bring the total number of civilians who were killed by the militants in the last few weeks to five.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will likely continue its attacks on Idlib militants as they are clearly not willing to respect the Russian-Turkish demilitarized zone agreement, which was reached last September.