Over 70 thousand people displaced by Turkish attacks on NE Syria
Akif called for intervention by the international community in the face of the human tragedy in the region.
The peoples of North and East Syria are faced with a human tragedy after the military offensive of the Turkish state that seeks to occupy the region.
North and East Syria Foreign Relations Department Spokesman Kemal Akif announced that 10 civilians have been killed by the aerial and artillery attacks of occupation forces in various areas as much as could be ascertained by their side.
Akif stated that the number of those who have lost their lives remains unclear as many of those wounded are in critical conditions. He said at least 20 civilians were wounded in the areas targeted by artillery shelling.
Akif stated that Turkish jets struck a convoy of civilians and tribal leaders who left Raqqa for Gire Spi to support the resistance. Many civilians ended up injured.
Remarking that the number of those who had to leave their homes because of ongoing attacks has exceeded 70 thousand, Akif continued; “Dirbêsiyê and Serêkaniyê have been evacuated almost completely. Serekaniye was targeted by 7 airstrikes on the first day and Ayn Issa by 2 air raids. On the second day, 7 airstrikes were carried out in Serekaniye, 3 in Gire Spi and 2 in Ayn Issa and Derik each.”
According to Akif’s statement, the Mabruka Camp which houses more than 7 thousand refugees has been relocated to another area on the third day of the invasión offensive, October 11.
Akif said they met the basic needs of refugees and called for intervention by the international community in the face of the human tragedy in the region.