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Artillery Shelling on Khan Eshieh Camp Accompanied By Unspoken Siege

Published : 16-03-2016

Artillery Shelling on Khan Eshieh Camp Accompanied By Unspoken Siege

The regime’s artillery has targeted the surrounding farms of Khan Eshieh camp by three shells at least, causing a state of panic to civilians. It is believed that the shells have been fired from Al-Kabousiya nearby hill where the regime’s military is stationed, that hill is described by many as “nightmare that haunts civilians’ lives”.

Khan Eshieh Camp considered to be one of the most affected-by-war areas in Western Gota of Damascus right after the famous Darayya Town, as its residents are living devastating living conditions under the unspoken siege imposed by regime’s military that spread on the overlooking hills, cutting off the roads leading to the camp, and forcing employees and students to risk their lives by crossing the alternative roads.

People of the camp used to call the alternative road as “Death Road” as 12 civilians has been killed on it so far.

The camp’s residents are suffering, also, from severe shortage of basic needs and foods, bread on top, where flour has been banned entry to the camp years ago, which forced local dealers to buy retail bundles from surrounding towns and bring it in through the so-called “death road” and sell it at high prices.

Families and women in particular are being subjected to rigorous scrutiny as well as to harassment by soldiers of regime’s checkpoints they have to cross while heading towards the capital city of Damascus.

As for the medical conditions, there are three doctors only inside the camp with very limited resources, while the UNRWA’s clinic works at its minimum capacity.

Regarding the electricity, apart from the shelling consequences when it might break down for weeks, usually it works around three hours daily, telephone services affected by electricity cut too.

All the above mentioned reasons pushed many of Khan Eshieh residents to leave the camp and settle in nearby towns or migrate and claim asylum in Europe.

It is noteworthy that the AGPS has documented 151 victims from Khan Eshieh Camp since the beginning of the war in Syria, in addition to 108 arrestees who are still unaccounted for.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/2997

The regime’s artillery has targeted the surrounding farms of Khan Eshieh camp by three shells at least, causing a state of panic to civilians. It is believed that the shells have been fired from Al-Kabousiya nearby hill where the regime’s military is stationed, that hill is described by many as “nightmare that haunts civilians’ lives”.

Khan Eshieh Camp considered to be one of the most affected-by-war areas in Western Gota of Damascus right after the famous Darayya Town, as its residents are living devastating living conditions under the unspoken siege imposed by regime’s military that spread on the overlooking hills, cutting off the roads leading to the camp, and forcing employees and students to risk their lives by crossing the alternative roads.

People of the camp used to call the alternative road as “Death Road” as 12 civilians has been killed on it so far.

The camp’s residents are suffering, also, from severe shortage of basic needs and foods, bread on top, where flour has been banned entry to the camp years ago, which forced local dealers to buy retail bundles from surrounding towns and bring it in through the so-called “death road” and sell it at high prices.

Families and women in particular are being subjected to rigorous scrutiny as well as to harassment by soldiers of regime’s checkpoints they have to cross while heading towards the capital city of Damascus.

As for the medical conditions, there are three doctors only inside the camp with very limited resources, while the UNRWA’s clinic works at its minimum capacity.

Regarding the electricity, apart from the shelling consequences when it might break down for weeks, usually it works around three hours daily, telephone services affected by electricity cut too.

All the above mentioned reasons pushed many of Khan Eshieh residents to leave the camp and settle in nearby towns or migrate and claim asylum in Europe.

It is noteworthy that the AGPS has documented 151 victims from Khan Eshieh Camp since the beginning of the war in Syria, in addition to 108 arrestees who are still unaccounted for.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/2997