Facebook activates Safety Check feature in Idlib after yesterday’s explosion

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 8 يناير، 2018 5:14:43 م خبر اجتماعي مجتمع مدني

Turkey, SMART

Facebook has activated the feature that allows users to mark themselves as safe in Idlib, Northern Syria. This comes after the explosion that hit the city center, killing and injuring dozens, most of whom were civilians.

On Sunday, an explosion hit the headquarters of Al Ajnad Al Qawqaz, an ally of Hay'at Tahrir Al Sham (formerly Al Nusra Front). Dozens of peole were killed in the explosion whose source is still unknown. The headquarters is located on the 30th street in central Idlib.

The Safety Check on Facebook allows users to mark themselves as safe after a large-scale crisis such as this explosion.

On Monday, activists told SMART that this decision by Facebook is a good one, especially as Idlib is presently under continuous bombing by loyalist and Russian warplanes. The activists added that this feature enables friends and relatives abroad to ascertain the safety of civilians inside Syria. The activists noted that the reason behind activating this feature is the recent explosion in addition to other political reasons.

Loyalist forces supported by Russian warplanes and helicopters have launched a military campaign against Southern and Eastern Idlib, killing and injuring dozens of civilians while destroying major institutions and infrastructure. The campaign has also displaced 80,000 civilians. During the campaign, loyalist forces have gained control of dozens of villages in the area.

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اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 8 يناير، 2018 5:14:43 م خبر اجتماعي مجتمع مدني
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