The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria has commemorated the harrowing assault launched by forces of the Assad regime on the Raml camp, a Palestinian refugee settlement situated in the city of Latakia. This brutal attack transpired during the initial months of the Syrian revolution in 2011.
As outlined by the London-based monitoring group, the Assad regime’s security forces, in conjunction with the army, navy, and aviation units, deployed heavy weaponry, shells, and missiles to bombard the camp. The devastating consequences of this onslaught included the loss of numerous civilian lives, numerous injuries, and the obliteration of residential structures and crucial infrastructure.
This particular assault was a facet of a wider military offensive aimed at quelling the wave of anti-regime protests that had erupted across Syria in the early months of the revolution. These protests had fervently demanded the regime’s overthrow, the establishment of justice, and the inception of a democratic state.
The attack upon the camp resulted in an estimated death toll spanning from 20 to 35 individuals. Furthermore, hundreds were left wounded or unaccounted for. The attack also precipitated the displacement of hundreds of camp inhabitants.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)