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Hittin Community in Damascus Gripped with Economic Crises

Published : 13-11-2019

Hittin Community in Damascus Gripped with Economic Crises

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Hittin community, in Barzah, in Damascus, have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the Syrian warfare.

All the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, residents of Hittin have firmly rebuffed all attempts to drag them into the raging hostilities and have kept themselves at a distance from all warring parties.

In early March 2013, the community had come under heavy shelling due to its strategic proximity to flashpoints and government-held zones north of Damascus.

Hittin community is bordered from the west by the Syrian Scientific Research Centre compound, where machineguns and mortars were stationed. To the east, it is overseen by the lanes of Barzah AlBalad, which was under the control of the Free Army battalions (affiliated with the Syrian opposition).

In March 2013, tensions had reached a zenith due to the simmering sniper attacks and mortar raids carried out in the area. The community had come under a crippling siege and the warring parties had forced the inhabitants out.

In mid-April 2013, most residents fled the area. They regained access to their homes following an armistice struck between the Syrian government forces and the opposition outfits in Barzah AlBalad.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9343

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Hittin community, in Barzah, in Damascus, have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the Syrian warfare.

All the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, residents of Hittin have firmly rebuffed all attempts to drag them into the raging hostilities and have kept themselves at a distance from all warring parties.

In early March 2013, the community had come under heavy shelling due to its strategic proximity to flashpoints and government-held zones north of Damascus.

Hittin community is bordered from the west by the Syrian Scientific Research Centre compound, where machineguns and mortars were stationed. To the east, it is overseen by the lanes of Barzah AlBalad, which was under the control of the Free Army battalions (affiliated with the Syrian opposition).

In March 2013, tensions had reached a zenith due to the simmering sniper attacks and mortar raids carried out in the area. The community had come under a crippling siege and the warring parties had forced the inhabitants out.

In mid-April 2013, most residents fled the area. They regained access to their homes following an armistice struck between the Syrian government forces and the opposition outfits in Barzah AlBalad.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9343