Syrian regime and Russian air strikes killed 23 people in Syria’s Idlib province..
A riverside area in the town of Darkush, near the Turkish border, in western Idlib province was targeted in the air strikes. Idlib province and city are under the control of Syrian freedom fighters.
The dead and injured had come from towns around the province to enjoy the Muslim Eid holiday weekend, witnesses and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The death toll, which included 10 women and two children, is likely to rise due to the number of severely injured people, according to the Observatory.
“It was a terrifying sight because most of the people had fallen into the river next to the spring. There were children, women, men,” Ahmad Yaziji, a civil defence chief in the nearby town of Jisr al-Shughour, told Reuters.
“The area which was targeted had no military positions in it at all and never had done,” Yaziji said.
Both Syrian regime and Russian jets carry out air strikes across Syria but it was not known who carried out Friday’s attack in Idlib.