90,000 civilians flee Idlib over last 4 days

Orient Net 2020-02-08 06:08:00

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Around 90,000 more civilians have left their homes in Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria over the last four days due to attacks by Assad regime militias and their allies.

The attacks by Assad regime, Russia and Iran-backed militias in residential areas of Aleppo and Idlib continue to displace thousands of Syrians.

According to Syria's Response Coordination Group, the displaced civilians headed to areas near the Turkish border due to the attacks that violate the cease-fire agreement between Turkey and Russia.

The civilians, who left their houses due to the attacks, either flee to areas near the Turkish border or take shelter in areas cleared of terrorists by Turkey's anti-terror operations.

Since Jan. 2019, the number of Syrians displaced from Idlib and Aleppo has mounted to nearly 1.77 million.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) documented the deaths of 183 civilians, including 52 children and 30 women, and committing nine massacres at the hands of Assad- Russian alliance militias in northwest Syria since the ceasefire agreement went into force at 00:01 of January 12, 2020 to February 7, 2020.

In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.

However, more than 1,300 civilians have been killed in attacks by the Assad regime and Russian occupation forces in the de-escalation zone since then as the cease-fire continues to be violated.

Based on AA

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