Russia-backed Syrian regime forces killed 46 people including children in Deraa, monitor

Smoke rises in the rebel-held town of Nawa, about 30 kilometres north of Deraa in southern Syria on Wednesday, during airstrikes by Syrian regime forces.
Smoke rises in the rebel-held town of Nawa, about 30 kilometres north of Deraa in southern Syria on Wednesday, during airstrikes by Syrian regime forces.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that air strikes have killed 46 people, including children, since yesterday in rebel-held parts of Deraa province.

Government warplanes have pounded towns in southwest Syria in recent days as a Syrian army offensive, backed by Russia, gathers pace.

The regime and its allies launched a ground offensive, supported by Russian air power, after having secured most of the strategically significant town of Busra Al-Harir, according to reports

An army officer told reporters, on condition of anonymity, that the Syrian Air Force has mobilised some 60 fighter jets for Daraa offensive. Six military airports, including Mezzah, Dumayr, Khelkhaleh and Al-Seen, are also reportedly taking part in the assault.

Jens Laerke, spokesman of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), yesterday confirmed that civilians including children had been killed and injured and a hospital had been put out of operation by an air strike.

The intensified attack has resulted in 45,000 people fleeing their homes for Jordan. But they were met with a closed border yesterday, after Amman previously stressed that the country could not take another wave of refugees, and called on the international community to arrive at an urgent resolution to the conflict.

Jordan already hosts an estimated 660,000 Syrian refugees, although authorities put the actual number at over one million. Jordan says it has spent more than $10 billion on hosting them.

The Syrian regime’s latest assault on the south is a violation of the de-escalation zone agreed by Russia and the US last year. But although Washington has warned the Assad government against escalating violence, it has done little to dissuade them, instead informing Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters that they should not expect US military support in their efforts against the offensive.

Reuters/YL

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  • Niemals

    At least 45,000 people have fled the upsurge in fighting in Syria’s southwestern Deraa province, heading towards the border with Jordan, the United Nations said.
    https://youtu.be/_PMoShIXz38
    However Bashar al-Assad is aiming to restore control over Syria at the borders with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, building on his military’s momentum elsewhere in the seven-year conflict.

    He don’t care that Jordan said it would not open its border to tens of thousands of civilians fleeing the attack.

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      Golan are annexed – lost in war, check your say

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    Saturday, June 30, Bashan troops took in Israeli territory
    and provided medical assistance to six Syrian citizens injured during
    the civil war in Syria
    Among
    the victims from Syria was a ten-year-old girl with head and limb
    injuries, a seven-year-old girl with head injuries and debris all over
    her body, a six-year-old girl with head injuries unconscious, a
    14-year-old teenager, wounded in the stomach and with shrapnel the whole body, a 19-year-old boy with leg injuries and splinters in it, a 25-year-old man with left leg injuries.
    According
    to the Syrian side, to which the army press service refers, all
    relatives of children who arrived from Syria were killed in the course
    of the bombings.
    Since 2013, Israel has accepted for treatment more than 3,500 victims during the war in Syria. In
    addition, starting from 2016, more than 1,300 Syrian children suffering
    from various diseases received a one-day treatment in Israel. Among the Syrians who received treatment in Israel, 33% are men, 17% are women and 50% are children

  • Niemals

    The number of childhood marriages is increasing greatly among Syrian refugees.

    War and poverty make more and more Syrian parents poison their young daughters, reports Al-Jazeera.

    At the same time, more than 160,000 people have been expelled under the Syrian military’s new offensive in the southwestern part of the country, according to the UN.

    The long and bloody civil war in Syria leads to increasing childhood among the refugees. Homelessness and poverty as well as caring for the girls’ honor and security in the chaotic conditions are the background to early marriage, reports the Al-Jazeera news channel.