Multiple Aerial Bombardments Reported in Wadi Barada Area

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20173 views
Published: January 13, 2017

A number of airstrikes and aerial bombardments were reported in the Wadi Barada area villages of <a href="" target="_blank">Ein al-Fijeh and Bassima</a> on January 3. Sniper fire, artillery shelling, rocket fire and mortar fire were reported, leading to several injuries.

The Wadi Barada Local Council issued a <a href="" target="_blank">statement</a> on January 2, calling for the immediate intervention of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations to investigate the intentional targeting of critical water systems, like the recently attacked Ein Fijeh springs, while also facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid to those remaining in the area. Additionally, with reference to the recently passed United Nations Security Council Resolution calling for investigations into war crimes in Syria, the local council has requested the “urgent deployment of international observers to monitor the ceasefire process and record violations conducted by any party.”

Several areas in the Wadi Barada region are held by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly the Nusra Front, and are thus not subject to the most recent ceasefire agreement.

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