Around 310 civilians, including 90 children and women, have been killed by the Gendarmerie at the Syrian-Turkish border since the beginning of the Syrian revolution
The SOHR learned that the Turkish border guards opened fire using their heavy machine guns on the border between Syria and Turkey last night, causing the death of a girl from Aleppo city, who was trying to cross the border with other civilians – some of whom were her relatives – in addition to the injury of others. Reliable sources confirmed to the SOHR that the girl is the daughter of one of the citizens of Aleppo city who was killed about a year ago in shelling by the regime forces on the city, the control over which was regained by the regime at the end of 2016.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the end of July 2017 that it received in the past month and weeks several videos shows the victims of the Turkish border guards, of who were killed while they were trying to find a safe haven in Turkey, while a lot of the videos showed the Turkish border guards assaulting Syrian citizens after being arrested during their attempts to cross the border line, where members of the Turkish border guards beat and insult them, the last video SOHR has received was on Sunday the 30th of July 2017, and the video showed assault by hands and by a whip on several arrested young men, the video showed the young men being beaten brutally and insulted intentionally while being asked: “what do you have in Turkey to come to it? And are you smugglers?! Are you going to come to Turkey again?!”, then one of the members called his friend and commanded him to beat one of the arrested young men, and told the member who was recording the video: send me the video so I can publish it on WhatsApp, then he threatened them in case they returned to Turkey, saying: “If you are afraid of beaten why did you come to Turkey, do you want us to treat you good?!”
This Targeting by the Turkish border guards raised the death toll of citizens who were killed by their bullets while trying to cross the border ,and some of them were killed under the brutal torture of some members, raising to 306 at least, including 57 child and 31 citizen women, the number of people documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights since the start of the Syrian revolution until the 4th of September 2017, all of them were killed in the continued targeting by the Jandarma “Turkish border guards” for the Syrian citizens who escaped the military operation in their areas towards places in which they can find a safe haven the keeps them away of the death that is following them in their country Syria, in order for their children to have a better life and their fate doesn’t end up to be like the fate of more than 18500 children killed since the start of the Syrian revolution, or the fate of tens of thousands of other children who had permanent disabilities, or the fate of thousands of children who were dragged into the military operation and turned into fighters and bombers.