The Assad regime’s ongoing military escalation in northern Hama countryside has eliminate all aspects of life in the town of Morek, prompting the local council to issue an urgent appeal for the provision of urgent relief aid and basic services to civilians.
In a statement on Friday, the local council called on the humanitarian organizations to dispatch teams to the town in order to provide assistance to the population and the displaced people living in tragic conditions.
“The Assad regime’s escalation and constant shelling of northern rural Hama have further worsened the suffering of civilians although the area is covered by the ‘de-escalation zone’ agreement.
The statement called upon the relief organizations and humanitarian agencies to provide assistance to the civilian population in Morek, many of whom were displaced from other towns and villages in northern rural Hama.
The Assad regime has significantly intensified its rocket and artillery shelling on the liberated areas in recent weeks. The Assad regime has also resumed airstrikes since the beginning of February, killing and injuring dozens of civilians, mostly women and children. The bombings have also forced thousands of families from their homes in northern and western rural Hama.
Morek town was among the first towns that revolted against the Assad regime, which responded by detaining and torturing many of those who took part in the demonstrations. It was later nicknamed ‘the graveyard of Assad’s tanks’ after rebel fighters destroyed more than 74 tanks in and around the town. The situation inside the town is now extremely dire as a result of the massive damage to the infrastructure and the constant shelling. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)