Regime shelling kills 8 civilians in northwest Syria

A war monitor said six children were among eight civilians killed by regime artillery fire on Saturday in Syria’s last major rebel stronghold of Idlib in the country’s northwest.
The shelling on Saturday morning also wounded 16 others in several locations of the Jabal Al-Zawiya area in the south of the stronghold, the Syria Observatory for Human Rights said.
It killed five members of the same family — a man, his wife and their three children — in the village of Iblin, two children in Balyun village, and another child in Balshun village, it said.
In Iblin, an AFP photographer saw the bodies of the family arrive at a health dispensary, wrapped in woollen and cotton blankets.