المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Air and artillery strikes continue on the forgotten city of al-Bab and its countryside raises the death toll to more than 240 persons since the arrival of Turkish forces to its outskirts

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that at least 9 people were confirmed killed by bombing by warplane and helicopters (it is not known whether they were Russian or b Turkish), in addition to artillery and missile shelling by the Turkish forces on areas in Tadef town and al-Bab city, which are controlled by the “Islamic state” in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, rising to 241 (including 52 children under the age of eighteen and 27 citizen women over the age of eighteen) the number of citizens who were killed in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo and documented by the Syrian Observatory for human rights of who were killed by the Turkish shelling, explosions and shootings in al-Bab city and its countryside, since the 13th of November 2016, the date of the arrival of “Euphrates Shield” to the outskirts of al-Bab city, until Thursday the 12th  of January 2017.

Where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 188 of them -including 36 children and 20 citizen women- by Turkish artillery and rocket shelling, and raids by Turkish warplanes on al-Bab city, also 24 others were killed -including 7 children and a citizen woman- in shelling by the Turkish forces and by airstrikes on areas in the nearby towns of Tedef and Bza’a which are also controlled by the “Islamic State”, while the Observatory documented the death of the remaining 24 -including 9 children and 6 citizens- in mine explosions and bullets of the “Islamic State” in al-Bab city and its countryside, also the military operations, the Turkish shelling, the air raids and explosions have injured more than 1000 civilians, including hundreds of children and women, and some of them were permanently disabled.

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