In 72 hours | Number of people killed by Turkish border guards increases to four, as woman shot dead in northern Idlib • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In 72 hours | Number of people killed by Turkish border guards increases to four, as woman shot dead in northern Idlib

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of a woman, after being shot dead by Turkish border guards today near the border in Idlib countryside.

According to the sources, the woman was working for a daily wage on agricultural land near the border wall, before being shot by Turkish border guards. The woman lived with her family in al-Karama gathering camps near the town of Qah, north of Idlib.

This brings the number of people killed by Turkish border guards “Jandarma” to four in less than 48 hours.

Civil sources have informed the Syrian Observatory for Rights that a young man from the city of al-Raqqa went missing on April 17, as he tried to cross the border from Tal Abyad area, north of al-Raqqa, into Turkey. According to the sources, the young man was arrested by the Turkish border guards “Jandarma”, and was brutally beaten and hit on the head with a sharp object which led to his death, according to the report of the forensic doctor at Tal Abyad Hospital.

On April 20, SOHR documented the death of a young man from the village of Bzapour in Jabal al-Zawiya, after being shot dead by Turkish border guards as he tried to cross into Turkey from the Idlib countryside. A day before, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a young man from al-Bab area, after being shot dead by Turkish border guards as he tried to enter Turkish territory illegally from the northern Aleppo countryside.

This brings the number of people who have been killed by Turkish border guards to 11, including three children, while they were trying to cross into Turkey illegally in Idlib, al-Hasaka and Aleppo since earlier 2021.

According to Syrian Observatory statistics, the number of Syrian civilians who have been killed by the Turkish Jandarma since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution, has risen to 471 including 86 children under the age of eighteen and 45 females over the age of eighteen.

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