المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

One year After an attack killed 7 of its members in Sarmin, unidentified gunmen attack a civil defense center in the southern countryside of Aleppo

Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights: a violent explosion was heard after midnight of yesterday in Mrimin village in the northern countryside of Aleppo, caused by an IED explosion but no information about injuries, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored an attack by unknown gunmen against a civil defense center in al-Zerba town in the southern countryside of Aleppo, after which clashes took place between the gunmen and between the civil defense members stationed at the center then the attackers fled, but no information about casualties caused by the clashes which took place today, the 12th of August 2018, also the party that carried out the attack is not known yet.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 26th of May 2018 that 6 at least of the number of civil defense members were assassinated by unidentified gunmen at their headquarters in Tal Hadya area, located in near the International highway of Aleppo – Damascus in the southern countryside of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented on the 12th of August 2017 that unidentified gunmen attacked members of the civil defense, when they were in the night shift in the Civil Defense Center in Sarmin, in the eastern countryside of Idlib, where unidentified gunmen shot fire on their heads, then they stole the equipment which was in the center and escaped, without knowing their identity or their destination.

After that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 18th of September 2017, that 3 men were executed after they were arrested days ago on charges of “killing members of the civil defense”. sources told the Syrian Observatory that the 3 men were shot in one of the squares of the town of Sarmin in the eastern countryside of Idlib, while the tens of people were watching, where the sentence of the legal court affiliated to Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 7th of September that three people from Idlib countryside admitted to killing members of the civil defense in their center in Sarmin town which is located in Idlib countryside, after they were arrested a few days ago, and days after being followed by security members in one of the factions operating in the area, and the murderers confirmed in their admission, that some members of the gang entered the center and the others remained outside to observe the area, and they came for the purpose of stealing vehicles and contents at the Civil Defense Center, and while they were entering the headquarters, they shot the members of a night shift in the center in Sarmin area, and stole equipment and remained hidden until they were arrested by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and intimated factions, and information about the death of two members of the gang during the attempt of arresting them.

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