Syria: Two dead, 10 wounded in barrel bomb attack

Local volunteers dug up the bodies of victims from collapsed buildings and transported the injured to field hospitals nearby in Idlib

Local volunteers dug up the bodies of victims from collapsed buildings and transported the injured to field hospitals nearby in Idlib

HAMA, Syria – Two people were killed and 10 others wounded when Syrian regime forces dropped barrel bombs Wednesday on Hama’s Kafr Zita village.

Local volunteers dug up the bodies of victims from collapsed buildings and transported the injured to field hospitals nearby in Idlib.

Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in Hama’s northern countryside because of airstrikes by Bashar al-Assad's army. Those who stayed behind have been hiding in tunnels and caves.

Meanwhile, three injured Syrians entered Turkey on Wednesday through the Cilvegozu border crossing to receive treatment. They were wounded in clashes between the Syrian regime and opposition forces in northern Syria.

In March 2011, opposition forces began protests to topple Assad, a struggle that turned into a civil war in July of that year after regime forces violently suppressed demonstrators.

Amnesty International said more than 10 million people have been forced out of their homes.

At least four million of them have become refugees, mostly in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.

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