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Constant shelling by the Turkish forces on al-Bab city with continue clashes at its outskirts

Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
Al-Bab city is witnessing heavy shelling by Turkish forces, in conjunction with continued clashes between Turkish forces and the “Euphrates Shield” forces against members of the “Islamic State” organization in the western and northern outskirts of al-Bab city in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, where the “Euphrates Shield” forces are trying to clamp down on the “Islamic State” organization, which still controls al-Bab city almost completely, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the start of the Turkish offensive on the 7th of February 2016, the death of 113 persons, including 34 children under the age of eighteen and 23 citizen women, they were killed by shelling by the Turkish forces and raids carried out by Turkish warplanes on al-Bab city, this rise in the number of casualties since the start of attempts to control  al-Bab city, which is still mostly controlled by the organization, have raised the number of persons who were killed to 433 civilians at least, including 92 children under the age of eighteen and 55 citizen woman over the age of eighteen in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, they were civilians who were killed by the Turkish bombardment on al-Bab city and its countryside and on the towns of Bzaah and Tedef since the 13th of November 2016, the date of the arrival of “Euphrates Shield” to the outskirts of al-Bab city until today the 17th of February 2017, and within the casualties there are 342 civilians including 83 children under the age of eighteen and 51 citizen woman, they were killed in shelling by the Turkish forces and Turkish warplanes on areas in al-Bab city and other areas in the towns of Tedef and Bzaah and other places in the countryside of al-Bab, since the first defeat for the Turkish forces in the 21st of December 2016 at the hands of the “Islamic State” organization, also the air and artillery strikes have injured hundreds of civilians including hundreds of children and women.

 

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