BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – At least a half dozen civilians were killed in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Sunday, a source in the area told Al-Masdar News.

According to the source, the civilians were killed when the militants fired several artillery shells and missiles towards the Christian city of Sqaylabiyeh near the Idlib Governorate border.

Among the six civilians killed on Sunday were five children and one woman. Several others were badly wounded as a result of this indiscriminate attack on Suqaylabiyeh.

Typically, when the militants assault either Sqaylabiyeh or Mhardeh, two Christian cities in Hama, the Russian Air Force responds by launching airstrikes against the militants responsible for the attack.

Sqaylabiyeh is home to one of Syria’s largest National Defense Forces (NDF) factions and the famous “ISIS Hunters” unit. The city also has one of the largest Christian (predominately Antiochian Orthodox) populations inside Syria.

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Rhodium 10
2019-05-13 02:50

Terrible to see US backed terrorist killing Christian childrens while western media are in silence!

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2019-05-13 02:57

Christians are very brave. Fight or Run. They have no place to hide like Israeli bomb shelters, Jihadists Tunnels or Kurd Tunnels. High time to take out 75 % observation post. Run Turks Run.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-13 02:31

Putin still hasn’t bombed the roaches enough for them getting the message. Double dose needed…

OziGooner
OziGooner
2019-05-22 17:37

These thugs are supported by Western & Gulf State governments. It just shows how pathetic the world has become.