Syria’s Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that an explosion at a weapons depot in the Idlib province has claimed the lives of 39 civilians, including 12 children.

Some 45 civilians have been reportedly injured, while 13 more have been rescued from under the debris of the building.

The blast occurred in Sarmada district, where civilians displaced from the Homs province live. The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

Late last month, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad pointed out that the liberation of Idlib, which sits on the border with Turkey, was among the priorities for the Syrian military’s operations.

Since 2017, the Idlib province has been included in the northern de-escalation zone created under the Astana reconciliation process. Most of the province is currently occupied by a disparate collection of militant groups, including al-Nusra Front.
With the liberation of broad areas of southern Syria earlier this month, Idlib has become one of the last anti-government strongholds in Syria.
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Daeshbags Sux
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“The cause of the explosion is still unknown.”
=> Everybody knows that the stockpile of an infamous arms trafficker was stored in the basement.
So, for SOHR, operating from the basement of a clothes store in Coventry, this arms depot was guarded by civilians… And children…
#HumanShields, baby!

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Nestor Arapa

Estos civiles son familias de los terroristas.

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights? Odd that you would report what they say without verifying this from a wide ranger other sources

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Looks like it is time to grab lots of pop corn & watch for the Idlib operation to start. Idlib is hotbed of all the Jihadis. HTS, Nusra, Qaida, FSA, Daesh. With Idlib operation about to start the Munitions & arms depots will be the first target. SAA & RuAF would have gathered sufficient information by now in the last 3 – 4 months and kept close watch on these targets. Turki is scared s**t with the nightmare of huge influx of people who will get displaced by the Idlib operation. Apart from the civilians Turki will be more scared… Read more »