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Over 170 Syrian Refugees Killed by Turkish Border Guards in 2016

4 January 2017 21:38



The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) disclosed in its latest report that 176 Syrian civilians, including women and children, that tried to leave the war-hit country to Turkey were killed by the Turkish border guards in 2016.

SOHR said in its report that 176 Syrian civilians, including 31 children and 16 women, that had fled their war-torn residential regions were killed by Turkish border guards since January 1, 2016 up to January 1, 2017.

In the meantime, tens of Syrian asylum seekers were arrested and hit hard by Turkish border guards in 2016.

SOHR disclosed in its report on Monday that nearly 280 civilians were killed in Turkish airstrikes since the start of Euphrates Shield Operation in Northern Aleppo in August.

“From August 24 to early January, over 277 civilians, including 65 children and 38 young women under the age of 18 have been killed in the Turkish attacks, while hundreds more have been injured and have sustained permanent defects,” SOHR announced.

On Sunday, At least 39 Syrian civilians were killed or wounded in the Turkish fighter jets’ airstrikes over the town of al-Bab in Northern Aleppo.

Turkish warplanes bombed heavily al-Bab, killing 11 people and wounding 28 more, mostly women and children.

SOHR disclosed in late December that more than 72 civilians in the town of al-Bab in Northeastern Aleppo were killed in the Turkish fighter jets’ attacks.

“The number of dead rose to 72 civilians, including 21 children and 13 women. The number included 9 families at least, in what is considered the largest massacre by Turkish warplanes since its intervention in Syria,” Rami ‘Abdel-Rahman of SOHR claimed.

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