On the morning of Friday, July 14th 2023, at least one civilian, a woman, was injured and a fire broke out in a disused poultry farm when Russian and/or Syrian regime forces allegedly shelled the residential neighborhoods and outskirts of the town of Sarmin, south-east of Idlib, with heavy artillery fire. The injured woman was treated and taken to hospital by the Syrian Civil Defence, the fires were put out and the area secured.
@Najdat567 claimed that the shelling led to several injuries and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a man and a woman were injured and taken to hospital as a result of the shelling. The Syrian Civil Defence, amongst other sources, claimed that just one woman was injured and that the SCD “made sure that there were no other civilian casualties.”
Baladi News reported that the fire took place in a residential house in Sarmin while the Syrian Civil Defence posted pictures of the fire in the disused poultry farm.
Baladi News also reported that the shelling coincided with the flight of a number of Russian reconnaissance planes, Syrian regime and Iranian forces over the bombed areas.
Idleb Online claimed that the shelling was against militants’ locations and movements along the road between the towns of Sarmin and Nayrab as well as the village of Afes, east of Idlib.
The local time of the incident is unknown.