White Helmets Reveal the Scale of Assad and Russian Attacks in Syria

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The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, recently released its annual report on the attacks they responded to in Syria from January 1 to December 17, 2023. The report paints a grim picture of the ongoing conflict in northwest Syria, detailing the devastating impact of the attacks caSyria, Idlib, rried out by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally.

According to the statistics published by the White Helmets, 1,232 attacks targeted schools, hospitals, public facilities, civilian homes, camps for internally displaced persons (IDP), and other vital infrastructure in northwest Syria throughout the year. These attacks resulted in the deaths of 162 people, including 46 children and 23 women. Additionally, 846 individuals, including 260 children and 118 women, were injured by attacks from the Assad regime and Russia.

The report highlights the deliberate targeting of essential services and civilian infrastructure, with 24 schools, 6 medical facilities, 12 mosques, and 6 water stations being among the targets of the attacks. It also showed that 397 civilian homes were bombed and 16 IDP Camps were attacked. The impact on the people has been severe, with over 120,000 displaced and more than 2,300 locations affected by the recent escalation in northwest Syria.

The statistics also shed light on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the region, with 3.7 million people suffering from food insecurity and 4.1 million individuals needing assistance. The situation has been further exacerbated by the deliberate targeting of schools and hospitals which has threatened the education process and endangered the lives of students in northwest Syria as well as increasing suffering and risk of medical collapse due to the intentional attacks on medical facilities.


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