Civilians targeted by terrorist groups, Aleppo, Syria

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10 January 2022

There is no cease-fire for civilians in Syria and the violence caused by terrorist groups continues

2021 has just finished: however, violence in Syria has not yet and attacks have already marked this new year. The White Helmets civil defense group reported on Sunday that missiles have been fired from areas controlled by the PKK terrorist organization’s Syrian wing, the YPG: residential areas in northern Aleppo province were the target, but missiles specifically hit Alhmadia village and the outskirts of Dweibeq village.

Civilians in Syria’s northwest and north live in suffering due to the Bashar Assad regime and terrorist organizations. The atrocities recorded are about human rights abuses, ranging from kidnappings, recruitment of child soldiers, torture, ethnic cleansing, and forced displacement.

Other countries and governments are also involved in this Syrian situation: the Assad regime is backed by Russia. The White Helmets reported that, following 32 air raids on northwestern Syria led by Russian forces, two children and a woman were killed and 17 others were injured during the first week of 2022 only. In addition, Russian warplanes last week targeted the water pumping facility in northwestern Syria's opposition bastion Idlib causing serious damage to the water supply. The US supports the YPG, which has been criticized by Ankara, Turkey. Russia has never intervened as the Syrian regime constantly accuses Turkey of black propaganda.

"Continued destruction of civilian infrastructure will cause more suffering to the civilians. Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure must stop." said Mark Cutts, the United Nations' deputy regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) informed that 75% of the total population in the opposition-held Idlib region get their basic needs only thanks to humanitarian aid; 1.6 million people currently live in camps or informal settlements.


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Author: Giulia Francescon; Editor: Shrabya Ghimire

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