Three children killed in regime airstrikes on Homs

Three children killed in regime airstrikes on Homs
Regime airstrikes on Saturday on the besieged city of Rastan in Homs province have killed three children from the same family and injured many others, local sources have said.
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19 June, 2016
Homs province has been targeted by regime airstrikes [Getty]
Three children from one family were killed and five others were wounded on Saturday in an Syrian regime airstrike on the city of Rastan, in Homs province.  

"A regime warplane launched four raids on civilian homes in Rastan city centre, killing three children from one family and wounding five others," said media activist Yaarab Dali.

Dali added that the wounded were transferred to a hospital in the city to receive treatment.  

Civil defence and ambulance teams took several hours to retrieve dead bodies from under the rubble of the destroyed homes, according to Dali.  

"The city suffers from a lack of equipment to remove rubble and the regime prevented the entry of any materials into the city for around two years," Dali said.  

"The city hospital is also suffering from a shortage of medicine and supplies," he said, saying that medical aid was removed from humanitarian convoys before they entered the city.  

Another civilian was killed and one was wounded in regime bombing on the town of Hirbanfsah, in South Hama and Talaf, south of Homs city.