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Local council: “Syrian government forces bombings destroy 40 percent of al-Tih, Idlib”

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2019/01/25 13:37

Idlib - SMART

On Friday, the local council of the town of al-Tih, 45 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria, said that the Syrian government forces recent bombings.

Milad al-Ghajar, the head of the local council said that last week, the Syrian government forces intensified shelling on the al-Tih town ad on Thursday, the Syrian government forces shelled the town using 21 missiles, destroying 17 houses.

Al-Ghajar noted that 90 percent of the residents have evacuated al-Tih in the recent months. Al-Ghajar said that before the bombing campaign, 24,000 were living in the town. However, there are only from 8,000 to 10,000 families. Al-Ghajar added that 2 percent of the residents live in a shelter in al-Tih.

Al-Ghajar added that the obstetrics hospital in al-Tih stopped working temporarily for potential bombings; however, the attacks have not destroyed essential infrastructure facilities yet, except for civilians’ houses.

On Thursday, the Syrian government forces stationed in the village of al-Tama, southern Idlib, shelled al-Tih, injuring five civilians, including a child.

The Syrian government forces and Russia continue to bomb the Idlib governorate despite the Russian-Turkish agreement.