Insurgents fighting against the Syrian government have killed at least 30 civilians in the northwest city of Idlib, as they continue their deadly attacks across the country.
The violence took place in the Idlib countryside Harem on Sunday. The accident comes days after a video posted online showed insurgents beating and executing a group of soldiers in Idlib province. The UN and Amnesty International have said that the killings could be the evidence of a “war crime.”
According to Syria’s official news agency SANA, government forces have also clashed with foreign-backed insurgents in Idlib countryside of Maarat al-Noman, killing dozens of terrorists and seizing a large amount of weapons, including RPG rocket launchers.
There are also reposts of clashes between the Syrian army and armed groups in Dayr al-Zawr and Damascus suburbs of Hasrata and Hijera.
Meanwhile, at least 11 people were injured after a car bomb exploded near a government-run labor union and a hotel in the heart of the Syrian capital of Damascus.
“An explosion caused by terrorists went off near to the Dama Rose hotel and the union federation, which left a number of people wounded and causing damage to the area,” Syrian TV said.
The area is close to several security centres and Syrian military headquarters. The Dama Rose hotel in the past was used by UN observers visiting Syria.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the violence.
Syria accuses Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey as well as some Western countries of fanning the flames violence in the country.