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Syrian government destroys damaged houses in Aleppo without finding alternative housing for residents

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2019/01/29 21:08

Aleppo - SMART

The Syrian government’s municipality destroyed dozens of damaged houses in the Tal al-Suda area in the al-Zahra neighborhood in Aleppo, Northern Syria, without finding alternative housing for the residents.

On Tuesday, local sources reported that the Aleppo civil council of the Syrian government asked the residents to evacuate the houses due to the damage, without offering any compensation or finding alternative housing for them.

The sources added that the houses were damaged from shelling on the neighborhood before the Syrian government forces entered it. The sources also said that the residents did not reach a solution with the municipality to compensate or shelter them. Some of the families were forced to move into their relatives' homes.

Earlier this month, a six-story residential building in the al-Salihin neighborhood in the city collapsed, killing 14 civilians, including women and children.

Before seizing the entire city of Aleppo in mid-December 2016, the Syrian government and Russia shelled the city's eastern neighborhoods, which were controlled by the Free Syrian Army and the Islamist battalions, destroying buildings, property and infrastructure.