Alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on the town of Al Habit, Idlib governorate, killed up to four civilians on May 4th, 2019, local media reported.
Multiple sources reported the shelling of civilian infrastructure. According to @AishaSapri, the health centre was struck, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported damage to three schools in the town: Khalid Al Mousa Secondary School, Khawla Primary School, and Al Qadisiya School. Additionally, several farms in the town were struck by what was described as “rocket attacks”.
Khan Sheikhoun reported on Facebook that Sobhia Mohammed Bashir Aburas and Abdel Qadir Fadl Aburas were killed in Syrian regime rocket attacks on farms in the area, in addition to a third unidentified man. The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that a woman and a child were killed.
Edlib Media Center reported that two people were killed and several were wounded, pointing to Russia as the belligerent. However, Khan Sheikhoun, along with many other sources, stated that the regime was responsible.
Baladi News wrote that “a man and his wife were killed and their three children were hit by a missile bombardment by the regime forces, who targeted the farms of the town of Habit, south of Idlib, at dawn today.”
@SyrianHNC reported that three people from a displaced family from Srihin, Hama, died. According to the White Helmets, “two women and four children from a single family were rescued from the rubble of their demolished house as a result of the targeting of civilian houses in the town of Habit in rural Idlib, with six explosive drums and two warplanes.”
According to Syrian Mosaic, two women and four children from the same family were injured.
Syrian Mosaic said that the town had been bombarded “with 19 explosive barrels, 27 airstrikes, 160 rockets, and 30 artillery shells.”
@NagiNajjar reported that rockets were fired from a Russian military camp in Bridij.
The incident occured around dawn.