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Turkish bombings displace thousands of civilians in Syria

Turkish bombings displace thousands of civilians in Syria

Damascus, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Approximately 1,450 families abandoned their homes in the last two days as a result of bombardments by the Turkish army and radical groups operating under its command in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh.
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Accommodation centers in the provincial capital Hasakeh received at least 150 families, while 1,491 others fled to localities near the areas under attack, and were taken in by the local community, provincial social affairs director Ibrahim Khalaf said.

He explained that emergency teams were sent to verify the needs of the families and were given food baskets and comprehensive assistance bags including blankets, mattresses, winter clothes and hygiene materials.

The day before, at least three people were killed, including a child, and several wounded by artillery shelling by the Turkish army.

Turkey’s war actions caused colossal material losses and are frequent against communities bordering areas under Turkish military rule and are perpetrated under the pretext of destroying targets of the SDF, a Kurdish majority militia allied to the United States, described as terrorist by Ankara.

Since 2018, the Turkish military and illegal armed groups have controlled extensive areas in the provinces of Idlib, Aleppo, Raqa and Hasakeh in northern Syria. On several occasions Damascus denounced this presence and called it an occupation, and claimed that Turkey’s continuous attacks aim at a demographic shift by displacing civilians.

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