Russian airstrikes kill refugees at a school in Syria

Offensive in northwest Syria has in the past two weeks sent over 130,000 people displaced, says the UN. Six children are among at least ten civilians are kill

Russian airstrikes kill refugees at a school in Syria

Offensive in northwest Syria has in the past two weeks sent over 130,000 people displaced, says the UN.

Six children are among at least ten civilians are killed during a Russian air raid on a school in northwestern Syria, which houses refugees.

the Airstrike was directed against the village of juba's, located in Idlib province.

It shall notify The Syrian Observatory for human Rights Tuesday, according to the news agency dpa.

the Observatory, which is critical of president Bashar al-Assad's regime, gets its information from sources and activists in Syria.

at the same time, shows a statement from the UN's aid society, Unicef, that at least 65 children are killed in northwestern Syria during the month of december.

the Violence has sent tens of thousands of people on the run.

- Since 11. december is over 130,000 people, including over 60,000 children have been expelled from southern Idlib, northern Hama and western Aleppo because of the escalating fighting, writes Unicef in a press release.

The syrian regeringshær, which has the support of the Russian fighter jet, launched in april an offensive against rebel-held areas in Idlib province.

The high number of displaced people is placing great pressure on the overcrowded refugee camps near the border between Syria and Turkey.

Many families have no roof over your head and sleep under the open sky, despite the cold weather, communicate to Unicef.

- Children, living in camps or other less isolated forms of shelter, is exhausted by multiple displacements and is particularly vulnerable to the cold, illnesses and in worst case death, writes Unicef.

the UN estimates that over 300,000 people are sent on the run since the offensive began in april.

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Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 18:00

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