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Education Directorate suspends schools for two days in southern and western Aleppo due to bombing

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Editing: Ayham Nasif |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/01/18 09:06

Aleppo - SMART

The Education Directorate in Aleppo announced the suspension of schools for two days in the southern and western areas of Aleppo, Northern Syria, due to the military campaign launched by the Syrian government and Russia on the area.

The Education Directorate said on its Facebook that it will suspend schools and educational departments in the governorate on Jan. 18 and 19, 2020, due to the intense bombing from the Syrian government forces, Russia and Iranian militias.

On Friday night, Russian airstrikes killed two children and their parents in a shelter near the village of Anjarah (16 kilometers west of Aleppo). Northern Syria. On Friday, the Response Coordinators Team in Syria documented that more than two thousand families fled southern and western Aleppo, as a result of the bombing from the Syrian government and Russia.

Since Nov. 25, 2019, the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, with the support of Russia, have been launching a ground military attack on southern and eastern countryside of Idlib. They intensified the attack on Dec. 20, 2019, as the Syrian government gained control of dozens of villages and towns in the region, after intense bombing, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians, and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

The attack is a continuation of the military operation launched by the Syrian government forces and Russia on April 25, 2019. In August 2019, the Syrian government gained control of northern Hama countryside and the Khan Sheikhun region. Military analysts and journalists say that the battles’ goal is that the Syrian government and Russia gain control of the Aleppo - Damascus international highway (which connects Turkey with Jordan and the Arab Gulf states) to be opened later under Russian-Turkish sponsorship according to the agreement between President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in September 2018, in the Russian city of Sochi.