Airstrike kills 22 civilians in Ghassem, Eastern Daraa

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 30 يونيو، 2018 11:50:31 ص خبر عسكري جريمة حرب

Daraa - SMART

On Saturday, suspected Syrian government airstrikes killed about 22 civilians and wounded others in the town of Ghassem, east of Daraa, Southern Syria.

The head of the local council of Munir al-Qassim town told SMART that the aircraft dropped two big bombs on the outskirts of the town. One bomb targeted a gathering of displaced persons, killing 22 civilians and wounding others. The wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital.

Al-Qassim added that the second bomb did not cause casualties, but caused severe damage to nearby houses, and killed a number of livestock.

Local activists said that the dead included a Civil Defense volunteer.

Al-Qassim stated that the town currently includes more than 80,000 people, most of them are IDPs from villages that were bombed by the Syrian government and Russia.

He noted that each house in the town includes at least 15 families and there are many IDPs residing in the surrounding plains.

Al-Qassim explained that the local council only provides bread and water to the families and IDPs, and the humanitarian organizations only provide food aid that not enough for all people.

He also noted the lack of medical services and the lack of first aid for the IDPs.

Al-Qassim appealed to the King of Jordan to open the border to the families fleeing the bombing. Those families suffer from lack of water, food and medicine.

He also called on the international community and humanitarian organizations to provide tents and food aid to the IDPs, criticizing the lack of the organizational support. He said, "humanitarian organizations are tasked to work in times of crisis and not in time of prosperity."

Earlier today, the Syrian Civil Defense said that the number of IDPs fleeing the Syrian government and Russian bombing on Daraa exceeded 200 thousand.

The military campaign launched by the Syrian government, backed by the Russian air force and foreign militias, in Daraa killed dozens of civilians and wounded others.

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تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 30 يونيو، 2018 11:50:31 ص خبر عسكري جريمة حرب
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