NO QUARTER: Regime helicopters targeted the Abadin camp in the rebel-controlled southern outskirts of Idlib with two barrel bombs Wednesday, resulting in 25 dead and 40 wounded, Abd Qintar, a citizen journalist in southern Idlib, told Syria Direct Thursday.
The camp, built two months ago to house 100 Syrian families displaced by fighting in the northern outskirts of Hama, “was entirely destroyed” in the bombing, Qintar said.
“Anyone who survived left for neighboring towns in rural Idlib.”
The Syrian official media did not comment on the attack.
The attack on Abadin is not the first time regime aircraft have targeted camps sheltering displaced Syrians.
In November 2012, warplanes struck Bab al-Hawa camp along the Turkish border in Idlib province, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens, reported pro-opposition daily Zaman al-Wasl.
Similarly, the Syrian air force launched a missile at a makeshift school in Qah camp in Idlib province in April, which killed a child and injured dozens more, Syria Direct reported.
One Idlib media activist views the recent strike on Abadin as a wake-up call to the international community.
“Now the world needs to understand that there are innocent people being killed in the displaced persons’ camps, and they need a real buffer zone” in northern Idlib and Aleppo to protect the camps, Al-Muataz Ballah Mohammed told Syria Direct Thursday.
-October 30, 2014
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