At least 80 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a drone attack on a military college in Syria, though the details of the attack remain unclear. The attack took place on Wednesday in the town of Kafr Nabl in northwestern Idlib province, an area of the country that is controlled by Turkey-backed rebels.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the drone attack targeted a military college that belonged to the Syrian army. The organization, which monitors the violent conflict in Syria, claimed that number of casualties is likely to be higher since many of the wounded are in critical condition.
The attack appears to be one of the most devastating strikes to occur in Syria since the conflict began. It is unclear who is responsible for the attack at this time, though some reports have suggested that Turkey-backed rebels may have been behind the assault.
This is not the first time a drone attack has been launched against a military college in Syria. In October of 2018, the United Nations reported that a drone attack targeting a military academy killed at least nine people and 44 more were injured.
It is unclear what the motive of this attack was or who is responsible. With tensions running high inSyria, it is likely that similar attacks will continue in the near future. For now, however, the victims of this deadly attack will be forever memorialized as a reminder of the violence that has plagued Syria for the past decade.