Hopes fade for peaceful Eid in Syria as over one hundred killed in two days
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 12, 2016
More than one hundred people, majorly civilians, including twenty-two children have been killed in airstrikes by unidentified jets against opposition-held areas in northern Syria, shortly after the United States and Russia sealed an ambitious agreement aimed at reducing violence in the country and re-launching a United Nations-sponsored peace process.
The deadliest strikes were in Idlib, capital of the province of the same name, where they targeted a market, leaving fifty-eight civilians including thirteen children dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The surge in violence came hours after the US and Russia’s top diplomats announced the ceasefire agreement after thirteen hours of talks in the Swiss city of Geneva. The accord included a truce to start across Syria at sunset today, the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival.