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18 Jun 2019 | 02:39 AM UTC

Syria: HTS kills 12 people in rocket attack in Aleppo province June 16

Syria News Alert

Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) group kills 12 people in rocket attack on regime-controlled Al-Wadihi village (Aleppo province) June 16; similar attacks to be expected over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Damascus). COUNTRY/REGION Al-Wadihi (Aleppo province)

Event

Suspected Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militants killed 12 people and wounded 15 others in a rocket attack on regime-controlled Al-Wadihi village (Aleppo province) on Sunday, June 16, per Syrian state media reports.

Similar HTS attacks are to be expected on regime-held areas in northwestern Syria over the near term.

Context

To date, the Syrian conflict involves many parties, including the Syrian government, the Russian government, the Iranian government, the Turkish government, a US-led coalition, and numerous armed groups on the ground (including the Islamic State) with competing goals.

Advice

Due to extremely poor security conditions, Western governments generally advise against all travel to Syria, with some banning travel to the country. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to any travel to Syria.

 

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