April 2016 Idlib bombings
|April 2016 Idlib bombings|
|Location||Maarrat al-Nu'man and Kafr Nabl, Idlib Governorate, Syria|
|Date||April 19, 2016 |
~12:00 PM (Eastern European Time)
|Perpetrators||Syrian Arab Air Force (unclear) Russian Air Force (unclear)|
The April 2016 Idlib bombings are two separate aerial bombardments on marketplaces in the rebel-held towns of Maarrat al-Nu'man and Kafr Nabl in the Idlib Governorate of Syria. The bombings killed more than 40 civilians and was described as a massacre by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Around noon on 19 April 2016, the marketplace near the center of Maarrat al-Nu'man was hit by an airstrike, killing more than 38 civilians and wounding others. Simultaneously, the market in the town of Kafr Nabl was bombed, killed at least 9 people.
- "Syria conflict: Air strikes on Idlib markets 'kill dozens'". BBC. 19 April 2016.
- "Air strike on market kills around 40 in opposition-held northwest Syria". Reuters. 19 April 2016.
- "44 civilians killed by 2 massacres in Idlib countryside". SOHR. 19 April 2016. Archived from the original on 22 April 2016.