Air strikes hit camp in Syria, U.S. condemns Assad statement

by Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Lisa Barrington  |  published on May 6, 2016

Air strikes on a camp housing Syrians uprooted by war killed at least 28 people near the Turkish border on Thursday, a monitoring group said, and fighting raged in parts of northern Syria despite a deal to cease hostilities in the city of Aleppo.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead included women and children and the death toll from the air strikes, which hit a camp for internally displaced people near the town of Sarmada, was likely to rise.

Footage shared on social media showed rescue workers putting out fires which still burned among charred tent frames, pitched in a muddy field. White smoke billowed from smoldering ashes, and a burned and bloodied torso could be seen in the footage.

“There were two aerial strikes that hit this makeshift camp for refugees who have taken refuge from fighting in southern Aleppo and Palmyra,” said Abu Ibrahim al-Sarmadi, an activist from the nearby town of Atmeh who spoke to people near the camp.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    It is easy to blame the Syrian government by US for the crime of bombing a refugee camp but after the gassing of the civil population by the terrorists back in 2012 to blame the Syrian government and the attack of a hospital in a government controlled area of Aleppo no one can assume blindly that was Assad. One needs to ask who has something to win and who has the capability for air strikes? Immediately comes to the attention Turkey, which is not interested in peace and has the planes, supports Al Nursa (officially) and ISIS (subtly),attacked with air strikes the Kurd civil population (it is documented its cold blood) and is just at the border of the refugee camp.

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