Syria Shrapnel on Aleppo, nine dead in Idlib province

Syria: Shrapnel on Aleppo, nine dead in Idlib province

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Shells fired on Saturday by rebels in Aleppo, Syria, left dozens wounded while nine people were killed in Idlib province by Syrian army bombing.

Shells fired by rebels in Aleppo in Syria have left dozens wounded, the Syrian news agency Sana said Saturday, while nine people were killed in Idlib province by Syrian army bombings, according to reports. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH).

The province of Idlib is held by the rebels.

The nine dead are two women and seven children killed in Djardjanaz, in the province of Idlib where a buffer zone has been established under an agreement between Turkey and Russia.

According to the OSDH, the bombing in Aleppo, a city under the control of the Syrian government, has caused breathing difficulties for residents. The OSDH reported at least 32 wounded including six children.

The Sana agency, quoting a health services official, reports that two Aleppo neighborhoods have been hit by shells containing gas. The official agency reports 50 cases of suffocation.

A witness in front of Al Razi Hospital in Aleppo confirmed that the bombings resulted in injuries, especially to women and children.

The creation of the buffer zone has prevented a large-scale government offensive in the Idlib region, home to nearly three million civilians.

Numerous rebel groups are present in the province of Idlib. The main one is Tahrir al Cham, an Islamist alliance led by fighters who were once linked to Al Qaeda.

Moscow recently accused the insurgents of trying to torpedo the deal, while the rebels blame the Syrian army for not respecting the ceasefire in that area.

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