Due to hostilities Aleppo left about 50 thousand people. The Kurds drove the Islamists from a military airfield

Intense fighting in the Syrian province of Aleppo have forced nearly 50 thousand local residents to flee their homes, according to a statement on the website of the International Committee of the red cross (ICRC).

The Kurds drove the Islamists military airport in the Syrian province of Aleppo

The humanitarian situation in the region is deteriorating rapidly — reduced food supply, there are problems with water supply, there is a shortage of fuel and electricity.

Refugees trying to survive in very difficult conditions, said the head of the ICRC in Syria, Marianne Gasser, who is in Aleppo. Over the past few days, the ICRC dispatched food and water to the area North of Aleppo, where they are temporarily housed about 10 thousand refugees. The Red Cross promise to deliver further humanitarian goods, including medicines, in the near future. The ICRC expressed regret over the fact that it is difficult to access in some areas due to ongoing fighting there.

According to BBC, the Syrian government is now waging an offensive in the province of Aleppo, trying to dislodge rebels from the areas they controlled, with the support of the Russian aerospace defence forces.

Tuesday at the United Nations stated that over the past few days, more than 30 thousand people living in the province of Aleppo, have been displaced, about 80% of them women and children.

According to the London-based Syrian Supervisory Board for human rights (SOHR), more than 500 people were killed, including dozens of civilians, since the start of the offensive the army of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo.

In the UN Security Council on Wednesday, world powers are again urged Russia to stop bombing in Aleppo, notes the BBC. The closed meeting was convened Spain and New Zealand to discuss the situation in Aleppo. According to the results of the Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that Russia is not going to make excuses for their actions as it operates in Syria «very open» and is there for legitimate reasons — at the invitation of the Syrian government, reports TASS.

Despite the fact that Western countries accuse Russia of bombing the civilian population and the deployment of the moderate Syrian opposition, Moscow continues to claim that the attacks focused solely on the positions of militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state».

The Kurds drove the Islamists military airport in the Syrian province of Aleppo

Kurdish defense forces and the units of the Syrian militia liberated a military airfield nearby Minneh and with it a city in Northern Syria. About it reports The Telegraph with reference to AFP.

According to the Syrian Supervisory Board for human rights (SOHR), the battle for the airport were held last night. During the clashes the Kurds and their allies had cleared the airport of militants of the terrorist group «dzhebhat EN-Nusra» and other anti-government groups. After that they took control over the airport, which is located North of the second largest city of Syria Aleppo, near the border with Turkey, has strategic importance.

According to the SOHR, in the operation to retake the airport was also attended by the Russian space forces. Russian aircraft supported the Kurdish forces with air, having made at least 30 flights, transfers Reuters.

Airport Minneh was captured by the rebels in August 2013. The operation to liberate the airport was made on the background of occurrence of the Kurdish forces, which began a few days ago.

In addition, the Islamists are faced with the onset of the regular Syrian army. According to SOHR, with the start of the offensive by government forces on 1 February in the province of Aleppo killed more than 500 people, including civilians.

Earlier, regime forces regained control of settlement Kvin, five kilometers from the tell Rifa’at the, knocking out the terrorists from the group «dzhebhat EN-Nusra». The fighting in this border region with Turkey are the Kurdish forces that liberated the extremists from the villages of Deir Jamal, Marinas, ez-Tiara and Krabi. Syrian forces have been successful in the Northern outskirts of Latakia, where they took control of the towns of al-Khor, Llasat, Supadio and Wadi al-Azraq.




Due to hostilities Aleppo left about 50 thousand people. The Kurds drove the Islamists from a military airfield 11.02.2016

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