Aleppo | Child dies in his mother’s arms in mud swamps near Syrian-Turkish borders • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Aleppo | Child dies in his mother’s arms in mud swamps near Syrian-Turkish borders

SOHR activists have documented the death of a child in his mother’s arms, who tried to sneak into Turkish territory from Qarmoj village in eastern Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) countryside, where the child died due to drowning in mud swamps that are in the way, where people take dangerous roads and water and mud swamps near Qarmoj village at borders with Turkey, putting them in danger of drowning in the swamps.

The smugglers earn nearly 1,000 USDs for each person smuggled from Syrian to Turkish territory.

On August 28, Syria experienced mass immigrations of civilians to European Union countries, who dream to enjoy decent standards of living, especially with the worsening living conditions across the entire Syrian geography.

SOHR sources confirmed that 1,500 to 2,000 Syrian civilians sneak out of Syria with the help of smugglers on a daily basis. Most of these Syrians set off from SDF-held areas and cross out of Syria from areas in Ras Al-Ain which is under the control of “Peace Spring” operations room and areas along the border strip from Aleppo to Latakia.

It is worth noting that most of the asylum-seekers fell victims to gangs making a career of kidnapping and thefts whether in Syria, Turkey, Greece, Hungary or Belarus, as well as arrests and torture they have endured by Turkish border guards (Jandarma), before being repatriated to Syria. Moreover, many Syrian refugees drowned in the sea, before reaching EU countries.