About 10 Syrian civilians, including women and children were killed and injured today, on Tuesday, by the the Turkish border guards “Jandarma", while trying to cross the Syrian-Turkish borders illegally near the town of Harem, north-west of Idlib governorate.
Local activists reported to North-Press the death of child Amjad Fawaz al-Ahmad and the young man Suwaidan al-Farej from the village of al-Sahriyah in the western countryside of Hama, and the injury of seven others, including women and children, while trying to enter the Turkish territories near the town of Harem, which is close to the Syrian-Turkish borders.
The activists stated that the casualties were displaced civilians from the northern and western countryside of Hama, and they were on their way to Turkey to work and provide a livelihood, as a result of the ongoing military operations in their areas.
On January 19th this year, a woman named "Fatima Khaled Azun" was killed due to direct shooting by members of the Turkish border guards, while trying to cross the Syrian-Turkish borders near the town of Orem al-Joz.
The activists assured to North-Press that the Turkish border guards intentionally shoot at civilians who try to cross the Syrian-Turkish borders illegally, in addition to arresting dozens of civilians daily, torturing them severely, as well as detaining them for long hours.
According to the Violations Documenting Center in Northern Syria (VDC-NSY), the number of the Syrians killed by the bullets of the Turkish border guards has risen up to 447 civilians, including 83 children under the age of 18 and 56 women, while the number of gunshot or assault injuries increased to 420.
Those people are either those who try to cross the borders to escape the war that has been broken out in Syria for more than eight years, residents of the Syrian bordering villages and towns, farmers, or owners of lands adjacent to the borders where they are targeted by Turkish "Jandarma" with live bullets.