المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After cutting the water and electricity of them, Turkish warplanes target the road of civilians’ displacement in Afrin

Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: more than a million persons are living the danger of death in Afrin city in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, where unknown fate is awaiting for them under the military operations launched by the Turkish forces by the name of Operation “Olive Branch”, on 20th of January 2018, the danger of death comes with each advancement by the Turkish Forces and their warplanes following the scorched earth policy, and as they almost complete the siege of Afrin; those fears increased, and the risk of another death with no means of living since two days ago, after the Turkish Forces’ cut for water and electricity of Afrin city, in and in the same time, most of the area has lost connection with the outside world because all communications are down, and the Syrian Observatory monitored aerial bombardment carried out Turkish warplanes on the road to Aleppo city, adding another tragic situation to the suffering of those wishing to go out and keep their lives, and for those who stumble by checkpoints of gunmen loyal to the regime forces; which in turn impose fees ranging between $1000 and $2200 USD.

The Syrian observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights calls on the UN to open a humanitarian crossing through the regime’s controlled areas towards Aleppo city, through which more than one million people can survive, with approaching to impose a siege by the Turkish forces on and in the light of escalating the aerial and ground shelling, by the Turkish forces and warplanes as well as the factions of Operation “Olive Branch”.

And the military operation announced by the Turkish forces resulted in the death of 199 Syrian citizens of the Kurds, Arabs and Armenians, including 32 children and 26 women, who were killed in the Turkish aerial, rocket and artillery shelling, and executions carried out against citizens in Afrin area, since the 20th of January 2018, and the shelling resulted in resulted in the injury of hundreds of citizens with varying severity, and the missing of others, while some of injured cases have permanent disabilities, and the total death toll includes 69 civilian casualties including 6 children and 7 women, who have been killed since the UNSC resolution was issued, while more than 337 others were injured with varying severity, including tens of children and women.

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