Massacre in an area crowded with IDPs, with multiple civilians killed in an attack by Syrian regime/Russian forces, Nov 6

A crowded hilly area housing refugee camps for internally displaced people in the west of Idlib governorate was targeted on the morning of November 6 with multiple medium-range missiles, believed to be loaded with cluster munitions. As of this writing, the Syrian Network for Human Rights has been unable to determine the party responsible for the attack, which is believed to have been carried out by either Syrian regime forces or Russian forces, given that the attack originated from areas under their control. Investigations are still underway to conclusively identify the party responsible for the attack and the exact munitions ,ed.

The area targeted houses the Maram Camp, Wadi Khaled Camp, Mahtat Meyah Kafr Ruhin Camp, Watan Camp, Murin Village Camp, and B’ieba Camp, all of which are located to the southwest of Kafr Jales village in the western suburbs of Idlib governorate.

In Maram IDP Camp the bombardment killed five civilians, including four children, while one civilian was killed in the bombing on Wadi Khaled Kamp, and one elderly lady, aged 60, was killed in Mahtat Meyah Kafr Ruhin Camp. In total, seven civilians, including four children and one woman, were killed in the attack that targeted the area.

The bombardment also heavily damaged dozens of IDPs’ tents, mostly in Maram IDP camp.

Exclusive SNHR photo showing some of the damage to IDP tents in Maram Camp in the aftermath of a bombing.

Massacre in an area crowded with IDPs, with multiple civilians killed in an attack by Syrian regimeRussian forces, Nov 6

Exclusive SNHR photo showing the remnants of one of the missiles that landed in Maram IDP Camp.