Turkish bombing of Rojava deprives over 21 thousand students their right to education
The Northern and Eastern Syria Education and Training Committee condemned the Turkish state's attacks and the targeting of schools and said that 21,843 students were deprived of education due to the attacks.
The Northern and Eastern Syria Education and Training Committee condemned the Turkish state's attacks on the region and the targeting of schools.
The statement said: "Since 20 November, Northern and Eastern Syria has been heavily bombed by the invading Turkish army with all kinds of weapons. Turkey is committing crimes against humanity and war crimes against the local population. In the bombardment, infrastructure, civilian and service buildings and schools were targeted. Schools were suspended due to the war situation in the border areas and the demolition of some schools.
Accordingly, we have prepared the statistics of the schools that were closed or destroyed and the number of students who have been deprived of their right to education:
Jazira Region: The number of students who cannot go to school is 15,971.
201 schools were closed.
Afrin Region: The number of students who cannot go to school is 158.
8 schools were closed.
Euphrates Region: The number of students who cannot go to school is 2,460.
19 schools were closed.
Manbij: The number of students who cannot go to school is 3,254.
15 schools were closed.
A total of 21,843 students could not go to school. 243 schools were closed.
A school in the village of Koran, east of Kobanê, was completely destroyed. 3 schools were also partially destroyed.
We strongly condemn the invading Turkish state's targeting of schools, and call on international, humanitarian and legal organizations involved in education and training to condemn and put pressure on Turkey to stop these attacks."