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Syria Response Coordinators Team says that Syrian government forces and Russia targeted 612 infrastructure facilities in ten months in Northern Syria

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Editing: Ayham Nasif |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
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Publication date: 2020/02/21 09:56

Syria - SMART

On Friday, Syria Response Coordinators Team documented that the Syrian government forces and Russia targeted 612 infrastructure facilities in ten months in Northern Syria.

In a statement, Syria Response Coordinators Team said that the Syrian government forces and Russia bombed 612 infrastructure facilities between April 29, 2019, and Feb. 21, 2020. The statement added that the targeted facilities are included in the Humanitarian Deconfliction approved by the United Nations.

The team added that the facilities included 36 camps and temporary shelters, 170 educational centers, 83 medical centers, 29 bread bakeries, 33 street markets, 20 Civil Defense centers, 98 services facilities,131 worship places, and 14 ambulances. 

The Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, supported by Russia, are launching a ground military attack on the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo. The Syrian government gained control of dozens of villages and towns in the region, after intense shelling. The shelling killed and injured hundreds of civilians, and displaced hundreds of thousands of others.

This attack is considered a continuation of the military operation launched by the Syrian government forces and Russia on Idlib on Apr. 25, 2019. During the military operation, the Syrian government forces gained total control of the northern countryside of Hama and the area of Khan Sheikhun. Military analysts and journalists said that by this military operation, the Syrian government aims to gain control of the Aleppo-Damascus international highway that connects Turkey to Jordan and the Arab Gulf States in order to reopen it later under Russian and Turkish sponsorship agreed upon by the two countries.

The Syria Response Coordinators Team was formed in 2015. The team includes activists who help and count displaced people in Central and Northern Syria. The team guides humanitarian organizations to help the displaced people.