المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More than 1350 civilian casualties and injuries in the Turkish shelling and bombing in more than two months for their arrival with “Euphrates Shield” to the outskirts of al-Bab city


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the rise of death toll of people who were killed yesterday to 8, including two children and 2 citizen women and a member of the rescue teams, they were killed by shelling by the Turkish forces and the aerial bombing on areas in Bzaah town and city al-Bab city and its surroundings, which is controlled by the “Islamic state” in the northern eastern countryside of Aleppo, and the bombing for days has been escalating on al-Bab city and its southern countryside and other areas in nearby towns and villages, by the Turkish forces and warplanes, in addition to aerial bombardment by the regime’s warplanes and others believed to be Russian, which target the “Islamic State” organization’s controlled areas, in conjunction with attempts by the Turkish forces and the rebel and Islamic factions of “Euphrates Shield” to advance in the northeastern area of al-Bab city.

With the death of the 8 civilians, the death toll rises to 249 (including 54 children under the age of eighteen and 29 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 Sunday the 15th of January 2017.

Where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 195 of them -including 38 children and 21 citizen women- by Turkish artillery and rocket shelling, and raids by Turkish warplanes on al-Bab city, also 30 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 1100 civilians, including hundreds of children and women, and some of them were permanently disabled.

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