Syria: 30 civilians dead after regime bombs busy market

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Women and children reportedly among the dead in vacuum bomb attacks on Idlib province.

Syrian regime warplanes pounded a busy marketplace in northwestern Idlib province using vacuum bombs on Sunday, killing at least 30 civilians and wounding many more, the Syrian Revolution General Commission said. 

According to a written statement issued by the commission, the regime’s warplane dropped two vacuum bombs on the market located in Darqosh town near Jisr al-Shughur city.

The statement added that women and children were among the dead.  

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the attack and said that the wounded were taken to nearby field hospitals. 

“Many homes were destroyed and residents called for assistance from health and civil defense teams from the nearby provinces,” the group said, adding that heavy machinery was needed to dig out victims from under the rubble. 

The attack came a day after Syrian army warplanes attacked a residential area in the same district and killed at least 30 others. 

Earlier on Saturday, a number of opposition groups had taken control of Jisr al-Shughur from the Assad regime after four days of clashes.

Jisr al-Shughur was a strategic supplies point for regime forces that remain in Idlib’s countryside.