Fresh Airstrikes Kill Dozens In War-torn Syria: UN
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Sat 14th July 2018 | 10:48 AM
The United Nations said Friday that fresh airstrikes have reportedly killed dozens of civilians in several areas of war-attered Syria.
UNITED NATIONS, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 14th Jul, 2018 ) :The United Nations said Friday that fresh airstrikes have reportedly killed dozens of civilians in several areas of war-attered Syria.
As some 234,500 remain displaced across Syria's south-west where fighting has intensified for weeks now, one attack hit an IDP site between Bagouz and Susah villages in the country's eastern city of Deir Ezzour, killing dozens.
Hostilities reportedly continued for the third day in the Akrad mountains area in western rural Idleb governorate and northeast Lattakia governorate in which several people, including a woman and two children, were reportedly killed and many others injured by airstrikes, Farhan Haq added.
Hostilities continued to affect civilians around the Yarmouk Basin area in southwest Dara'a governorate, the deputy spokesperson continued. In Hayt town, strikes reportedly killed three children and a woman and wounded six other people.
Last week, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, called the situation in Syria dire, painting a grim picture of people struggling without shelter or protection from desert heat and winds, and dwindling food supplies " calling on all those fighting to cease hostilities.
According to media reports, the UN's call came hours after a symbolic victory for President Bashar al-Assad's forces that illustrated the conflict's turning tides. Syrian State media reported that Government forces had hoisted the national flag over the city of Deraa, in an area that has been controlled by rebels for many years.