The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) has begun setting up a refugee camp near the town of Yayladağı in Hatay province on the border with Syria. The camp, which will be built on an area of 20 hectares, will receive Syrian civilians fleeing northern Latakia.
Northern rural Latakia has seen an exodus of civilians towards the villages bordering Turkey over the past few days as a result of the regime’s barbaric attacks on the area backed by Iranian and Hezbollah militias and under Russian aerial cover.
Yesterday, Latakia provisional council said it erected camps for internally displaced people in northern rural Latakia who were forced to flee their homes as a result of the brutal Russian airstrikes on the villages of Turkmen Mount over the past few days.
Civil defense teams also provided aid to displaced people and set up tents in the safe villages.
At a press conference held earlier today, President Khoja said that Russia has recently stepped up air raids on rural Latakia, Aleppo, Dara’a and Douma. 2,977 civilians have been killed across Syria since the Russian aggression began 53 days ago. 550 of these were killed in Russian air strikes that have reached up to 2,943 so far. Three schools, 14 hospitals, a pharmaceutical plant and food factory were targeted by the Russian air force. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Anadolu)