Observers say 9 people killed in shelling of tents in Syria
The truce has been repeatedly violated over the past two years, killing and injuring dozens of people.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, reported that government forces fired around 30 rockets at rebel-held areas on Sunday morning. Those areas included Maram camp just northwest of the provincial capital of Idlib, where nine were killed and 77 injured. He said the dead included three children and a woman.
The rebel factions responded by targeting government positions with artillery and missiles in the Saraqib area, east of Idlib, and in the al-Ghab plain, the observatory reported.
The opposition Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, reported that nine people had been killed, including two children and a woman, and around 70 injured in shelling targeting at least six camps in the west of the capital.
Pro-government radio station Sham FM said Syrian government forces shelled the positions of al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the strongest militant group in Idlib. He added that Syrian and Russian warplanes also attacked the areas.
The Syrian conflict erupted in March 2011 and has since killed hundreds of thousands of people, displaced half of the country’s pre-war population of 23 million and left large parts of Syria destroyed.