After 3 months of losing battles around al-Bab city, about 400 killed by Turkish bombardment in the area • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After 3 months of losing battles around al-Bab city, about 400 killed by Turkish bombardment in the area

Turkish forces and rebels under the flag of al-Furat shield are still unable to take control on al-Bab city after 3 months of reaching its outskirts in the 13th of November 2016 until today, committing massacres against civilians of the area, and losing battles, the first battle against the IS in the 21st of December 2016 when the IS prevented the Furat Shield factions from entering the city, what made the Turkish forces begin a military operation in the 7th of February in order to reach al-Bab city.

The continuous clashes since the 7th of February 2017 have coincided with tens of air raids carried out by Turkish warplanes which targeted al-Bab city and other areas in the towns and areas controlled by the organization and its surroundings, in conjunction with violent and intense shelling by the Turkish forces and raids by other warplanes believed to belong to the coalition, 17 persons including 3 children under the age of eighteen and 5 females, the number of persons who were killed in the Turkish artillery and air shelling on al-Bab city since the start of the attack of the “Euphrates Shield” and the Turkish soldiers on al-Bab city on the 7th of February, raising to 381 civilians casualties at least, including 72 children under the age of eighteen and 40 citizen women over the age of eighteen, of who were killed as a result of the Turkish shelling on al-Bab city and its countryside and on the towns of Bzaah and Tedef, since the 13th of November 2016, the date of the arrival of a “shield Euphrates” to the outskirts of al-Bab city, and until the 13th of February 2017, and among the casualties there are 290 civilians, including 63 children under the age of eighteen and 36 citizen women, they were killed in shelling by the Turkish forces and Turkish warplanes on areas in al-Bab city and other areas in the towns of Tedef and Bzaah and other places in the countryside of al-Bab, since the first defeat for the Turkish forces in the 21st of December 2016 at the hands of the “Islamic State” organization.