16 civilians from one family killed under regime airstrikes in Syria’s Homs


A boy being rescued from under the ruins of a residential building which was hit by Syrian air force in Syria's Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Homs, Syria – On Sunday, at least 25 civilians were killed in the city of Homs amid airstrikes by Syrian regime’s air force.

Pro-Assad fighter jets hit two rebel-held areas in Homs, causing the death of 25 civilians, 11 of them were children, as well as injuring dozens others. 

Speaking to ARA News in Homs, aid activist Omar Halwani said that 16 members of one family were killed in Talbisseh of Homs province on Sunday. 

“16 members from one single family have been killed under the airstrikes by the pro-Assad forces, among them were 10 Children and three women,” Halwani said. 

Rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have been combatting pro regime army forces for months in Talbisseh.

In the Waer district on the outskirts of Homs – the only area of Syria’s third city in rebel hands – the evening air strikes killed seven people, including a child, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The Syrian Arab News Agency says the Syrian Army has killed a large number of rebels in recent days as they regained control of towns in the northern countryside around Hama.


Reporting by: Anwar Dahman

Source: ARA News 


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