Over 270 Syrian civilians Killed, hundreds wounded in militants’ shelling

More than 270 civilians were killed and hundreds more were injured by militant groups’ shelling of Syrian cities, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

“As a result of the Syrian cities being shelled by terrorist groups, more than 270 civilians were killed, hundreds were injured,” the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

Earlier in the day, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said that more than 40 people were killed and about 100 were injured in a shelling of the Kurdish Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood of Aleppo.

According to the report, factions of over a thousand fighters to the south-west of Aleppo began the offensive against the Syrian armed forces’ deployed in the Buraydah area and in the training military camp in al-Nasr. The attack was carried out in the district Ansar, which is occupied by the forces of the so-called “moderate” opposition.

The Syrian ceasefire regime came into force on 27 February, 2016. Such organizations as Daesh and al-Nusra Front, which were both labeled as terrorist by UN Security Council, haven’t joined the truce.