Civil Defense: "Russia's request to evacuate us is absurd "

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | تحرير عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 12 أكتوبر، 2018 12:45:30 م خبر دوليعسكريإغاثي وإنساني دفاع مدني

Idlib - SMART

On Friday, the Civil Defense described the Russian demand for Western countries to evacuate Civil Defense members from Syria as "absurd." The Civil Defense will not allow anyone to ask their members to leave their country.

Earlier, Russia asked Western countries to evacuate Civil Defense members from Syria. The United States, France, and Britain criticized the Russian demand.

The Civil Defense director in Idlib, Northern Syria, Mustafa Haj Yousif, told SMART that the Russian demand to evacuate the Civil Defense from Syria, especially Idlib is an "absurd request." He asserted that they would not allow anyone to ask them to leave Syria; all of their members are of Syrian origin and didn't come from other countries.

Haj Yousif said that the Russian request is a result of the Civil Defense work in documenting war crimes committed by Russia and the Syrian government forces. He also proved their use of conventional and chemical weapons against civilians during the days of the Syrian revolution.

In response to the Russian representative's description of Civil Defense members in the Security Council as "terrorists," Haj Yousif said that "whoever goes out and works against the Russian forces and the regime is a terrorist, the Free Syrian Army, hospitals, civil defense centers, and civilians are terrorists."

He added that they were able to deliver evidence and documents to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations on Russia and the Syrian government's war crimes; the latest was a chemical massacre in the city of Khan Sheikhun, south of Idlib. He added, "All of the above makes us terrorists  in their eyes."

Haj Yousif said that they lost 250 members and hundreds of vehicles. A number of their centers were also shut down as a result of airstrikes from Russian warplanes and the Syrian government. He stressed their determination to complete their work and provide ambulance and rescue services to all civilians.

The Civil Defense works as an independent organization to rescue the wounded, pull out and document the killed people throughout Syria. The Syrian government and Russia targeted their centers almost permanently, killing and injuring members of them. Earlier, the Civil Defense was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. It won the Swedish Alternative Nobel in September 2016, and the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary.

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اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | تحرير عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 12 أكتوبر، 2018 12:45:30 م خبر دوليعسكريإغاثي وإنساني دفاع مدني
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