At least four people were killed and eight others injured Monday when Syrian regime warplanes carried out an airstrike in the southern province of Daraa, according to a local civil-defense sou-
Nibras Horani, a pro-opposition civil defense official based in Daraa, told media that the warplanes hit a residential area in Nassib district near Jordanian border.
“Airstrikes caused heavy damage to several buildings in the area,” Horani added.
The airstrikes came despite a ceasefire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia that went into effect on December 30 throughout war-torn Syria.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the regime of Bashar al-Assad cracked down on pro-democracy protests – which erupted as part of the Arab Spring uprisings – with unexpected ferocity.
Since then, more than a quarter of a million people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced across the war-torn country, according to the UN, but the Syrian Center for Policy Research puts the death toll at more than 470,000.—Agencies