Radical militants launched a barrage of rockets from their remaining positions in the demilitarized zone around Idlib at the Christian town of al-Suqaylabiyah in the northern Hama countryside on May 12.
The militants’ rocket hit civilian buildings inside the town. A woman and four children were killed. Six other children were reportedly severely injured in the brutal attack.
Local sources identified the victims as 40-year old Hala Farid Mkshksh, Bashar Nihmah, Angi Razuq, Jisica Karjian and Suhir Jurjus. The forur children are all between 6-10 years old, according to the sources.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. However, pro-government sources said that the rockets were launched by the Turkish-backed Jaysh al-Izza, which is a close ally of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), that is currently conducting a military operation to secure northern Hama, responded to the massacre by striking the remaining terrorists’ strongholds in the region. The upcoming few hours will likely witness a much stronger respond.
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