Aleppo governorate, on October 13, 2022, from artillery of Ahrar al-Sham and al-Hamza factions of the Syrian National Army. One of the shells fell in front of the Special Education School, which provides care and training to children with special needs. As a result, Ms. Mona Al-Aqeel was killed while she was near her house in the target location, the shell also caused moderate material damage to the school building.
SNHR notes that Ms. Mona, 64 years old, is from the city of Al-Bab. It also notes that the Special Education School is based in the former building of Al-Hikma Hospital in the city.
It should be noted that the fall of the shells on the city of al-Bab came as a result of the ongoing clashes between factions of the SNA and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham against other factions of the SNA forces in northwestern Syria since October 12, 2022 until this news was published. We call for an immediate halt to the clashes to ensure the protection of civilians in those areas, and to prevent damage to civilian objects.