Thursday, 05 September 2019 19:48

Civil Defense: Nearly 4,000 Houses in Hama Hit by Assad & Russian Bombardment

The Syrian Civil Defense on Wednesday issued a report on attacks by the Assad regime and its allies on the infrastructure and civilian homes in northern rural Hama in August. It said that bombardment and shelling targeted at least 3,790 civilian homes, 89 roads, 15 shops and nine power plants.

The rescue group said that well over 4,231 rockets, shells, and bombs pounded norther rural Hama in August, including 1,659 rockets, 1,931 artillery shells, 402 airstrikes, 171 barrel bombs, 53 naval mines, one rocket, and one rocket filled with cluster munitions.

The Civil Defense said that its volunteers pulled 22 civilians who were killed, including one child, and rescued 20 others, including two children. Its teams also extinguished two fires as well as marked six dangerous places, carried out 80 awareness-raising operations and 98 service operations and 543 operations for women's centers.

The Civil Defense said that it lost a volunteer in northern rural Hama in August as a result of a Russian airstrike targeting the town of Kafarzeita.

The rescue group added that that the majority of its centers were targeted by shelling and bombardment during the ongoing bombing campaign on the liberated areas, which forced it to evacuate their positions and centers. The rescue teams had to move its equipment and turned to emergency plans through the deployment in agricultural land working in the form of shifts to avoid being spotted by the Assad regime and Russian reconnaissance aircraft.

The ongoing bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian forces since late April in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northern rural Hama and southern rural Idlib have depopulated whole towns and villages, with the civilians fleeing towards the Turkish border. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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