AMMAN, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Over 23 civilians were killed and scores others other injured by the Syrian regime aerial bombardment of residential areas in the southern Rif Dimashq Province and the northwestern Idlib Province, a watchdog announced.
In a press statement, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stated that 10 civilians, including 3 children and 3 women, were killed in the regime aerial bombardment on the city of Erbin in the Eastern Ghouta in Rif Dimashq.
Thirteen others were killed by the regime's barrel bomb attacks on Kafar Awwayed in Idlib countryside, SOHR said.
The conflict-monitoring watchdog added the death toll is expected to rise as many of the injuried are in a critical condition and the missing of many people who could be trapped under the rubble of the destroyed buildings.
In a the northern Aleppo Province, 10 fighters from the rebel and Islamist factions were killed due to shelling and clashes with the regime forces and allied militiamen during the attack on the regime positions on the outskirts of the neighborhood of Maysaloun in the city of Aleppo yesterday, it said. In the meantime, SOHR also reported that the rebel and Islamist factions advanced towards Qarah Mazra'ah area, the gas plant and the village of Kherbah near Dwaydan area in the north of Aleppo after violent clashes, which are still taking place, with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) amid reports about casualties on both sides. (end)