Intense Russian and Syrian government bombings displace residents of Busr al-Harir city, Daraa

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 24 يونيو، 2018 4:30:37 م خبر عسكري نزوح

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On Sunday, intense Russian and Syrian government bombings displaced the entire population of the city of Busr al-Harir, 33 kilometers northeast of Daraa, Southern Syria.

Khalid al-Badi, the military spokesman for the Tawhid al-Sufof Operations Room, reported that Russia and the Syrian government forces bombed the city 40 times, at early count. Al-Badi added that warplanes are still flying over the area. Rocket and artillery shelling hit the city, according to al-Badi.

The people of Busr al-Harir fled to the Syrian-Jordanian border and surrounding villages and towns. Local activists estimated that 1,000 families evacuated Busr al-Harir.

Al-Badri added that they are ready to repel the Syrian government forces’ attempts to advance. Al-Badri called upon the opposition military factions in the region to unify their ground efforts as the battle has the potential to determine the fate of Daraa.

Al-Badri considers that the Syrian government asked Russia for help due to the Syrian government forces' failure to advance in the area. Al-Badri noted that the Syrian government forces' military operation violates the de-escalation agreement in Southern Syria.

A week ago, the Syrian government forces launched a military campaign in Eastern Daraa and Western Quneitra amidst bombings with different kinds of arsenal. The bombings killed and injured dozens of civilians, including children. The bombings destroyed 40 percent of the city of al-Hirak and 60 percent of the town of Al-Maliha al-Sharqiya, and displaced tens of thousands of civilians.

The Syrian government forces sent reinforcements to start a military campaign against Daraa, which is included in the de-escalation zone agreed upon by Russia, the main supporter of the Syrian government, Jordan and the United States last year.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 24 يونيو، 2018 4:30:37 م خبر عسكري نزوح
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