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Displaced Syrians Freeze To Death While Trying To Flee To Turkey

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Displaced Syrians Freeze To Death While Trying To Flee To Turkey


Submitted by Khaled Iskef

A Syrian man and woman froze to death, while they were trying to cross into Turkey from Syria.

A local source said that the man and the woman lost their lives inside the Turkish territory after they had crossed Asi River (also known as Orontes River) that separates the Azmarin area in the Salqin countryside northwest of Idlib from the Iskenderun area.

The source added that the river’s water level increased dramatically after the opening of the Qastoun Dam in the Al-Ghab Plain and heavy rains. The water flooded several roads that are often used to ‘unofficially’ enter into Turkey from northern Syria.

The source pointed out that people in Greater Idlib continue their attempts to cross to Turkey despite the resistance of Turkish authorities. There were multiple cases when Turkish border guards opened fire at refugees. This situation highlights the real living and security conditions in Idlib under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra).

People are forced to risk their lives under the hope of escaping territories under the terrorists’ rule. It should be noted that civilians in Idlib regularly become victims of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham rule. Civilians have repeatedly protested demanding terrorists to leave the region, but this has had to real impact of the situation. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham often responds to protests with even more repressions and arrests.


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Ashok Varma

Turkey is manipulating these poor Arabs for its own delusional agenda. It is a very shameful and insidious act.


Good lol i wish all of them died that way

Fog of War

Why would Syrians want to escape into evil Turkey instead of defending their own lands ? Patriotism ? nationalism ? love of their country ? a sense of duty ?

Willing Conscience (The Truths

Turkish border guards stop the pro Turkish supporters fleeing to Turkey to seek sanctuary in Turkey, and HTS and all the other opposition/terrorist groups stop the pro Government supporters fleeing to Assad’s territory to do the same there, but the SAA doesn’t stop anyone going anywhere, in fact they have humanitarian corridors open for anyone to use, that’s if the refugees can sneak past the terrorists and Turkish proxies who want to stop them using them.
Isn’t it time for another bout of UN sponsored refugee relocations, one that forces the Turks and opposition parties to comply to their obligations in a meaningful way, instead of just allowing what happened last time.
It’s been nearly 12 months now so I think it nearly overdue, perhaps they could ferry out the refugees using existing humanitarian aid delivery points, drop off aide and then leave with refugees, no terrorists would be able to stop that.

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