A missile attack on the cities of Al-Bab and Jarablus left a number of wounded ten years after the outbreak of the war in Syria. Thousands demonstrated in Idlib city, today, Monday, to continue demanding the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, while Britain announced the imposition of sanctions on six members of the Syrian government. The war, involving multiple actors, has killed more than 388,000 people and forced 12 million to flee their homes, according to United Nations figures.
Ballistic missiles were launched from the Kuyres air base in Aleppo, a city under the control of the Syrian government, and hit Jarablus and Al-Bab, the two cities occupied by Turkey and located in the north of the country, according to the Turkish Ministry of Defense and a non-governmental organization. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in London. The Turkish ministry said in a tweet accompanied by a video clip showing several burnt trucks, that the attack “targeted civilian settlements and fuel tanker trucks … and wounded several civilians.” These facilities have been the target of repeated attacks in recent months, although neither Damascus nor Russia, its ally that has forces on Syrian soil, claimed responsibility for them.
1- Suriye'de Rejim kontrolünde bulunan Halep’teki Kuveyris Havaalanı’dan ateşlenen ÇNRA ve balistik füzeler, kuzeydeki Cerablus ve El Bab ilçelerindeki sivil yerleşim yerleri ile akaryakıt tankerlerinin park noktalarını hedef almıştır. Sivil yaralılar bulunmaktadır. pic.twitter.com/KT8mzk1BCo
— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) March 14, 2021
In parallel, London announced new sanctions against six members of the Syrian government, including its foreign minister, Faisal al-Miqdad, for “suppressing” the population. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “The Assad regime has subjected the Syrian people to a decade of brutality for having the courage to demand peaceful reform.”
Thousands of people demonstrated, on Monday, in Idlib, the last large area controlled by the opposition and jihadist factions, to mark the tenth anniversary of the start of the uprising against President al-Assad. “We came to confirm our commitment to bring down the regime,” said Hana Dahnine, who participated in the first demonstrations ten years ago.
The conflict erupted when the legally elected Syrian government suppressed opposition marches in conjunction with the protests of the so-called Arab Spring in other countries in the region. The violence of the prosecution quickly led to an increasingly complex and bloody war.
The Syrian president, who was viewed by the West at first as a reformer, rewarded him in every country he visited, fought the uprising by force of arms and insisted on that militarization in the face of the transformation of the internal conflict into a complex war in which the revolutionaries, Islamic extremists, Kurds, regional powers such as Turkey and international powers participate.
Besides geopolitical interests, the war caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and forced displacement: at least 12 million people (more than half of Syria’s population before the war) had to flee their homes to escape the violence, including more than 6.2 million people. Internally displaced people and 4.6 million refugees, most of them in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.