BERLIN (AA) – Germany on Monday condemned the Syrian regime’s rocket attacks on a refugee camp in the northern city of Idlib.
“We have seen the reports of military attacks by the Syrian regime, as well as the Russian forces in the region,” the Foreign Ministry’s deputy spokeswoman, Andrea Sasse, told a news conference in Berlin.
“We condemn the use of cluster bombs, which are internationally banned. We also condemn military attacks that target civilian and humanitarian infrastructure, particularly refugee camps,” she added.
Sunday’s rocket attack on the refugee camp left at least 10 civilians dead, including children, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). More than 77 civilians were wounded and 12 of them were in serious condition.
Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone where acts of aggression are expressly prohibited under a 2018 deal between Türkiye and Russia. Despite multiple cease-fire understandings, the Assad regime and its allies carried out frequent attacks within the zone.
Syria has been embroiled in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN estimates.