Reports from a refugee camp in the northern Syrian province of Idlib suggest dozens of civilians were killed today, 28 according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, when the camp was hit by an airstrike. 50 others were said to be wounded.
Details are still emerging, and so far it is unclear who launched the airstrike that hit the camp, with some rebel factions claiming the Syrian military did so, and others blaming the Russians. There has been no claim of responsibility.
The Idlib camp is just 4 km away from the Turkish border. The province is held overwhelmingly by al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front, and its takeover of the province, along with expected offensives to take it back, have fueled an exodus of displaced people trying to get to Turkey, and mostly ended up in camps along the border.
The White House issued a condemnation of the attack, saying that the targeting of refugees was unjustified. Their statement, similarly, did not attempt to assign blame to any specific party however, and just days after the US shrugged off its own attack on an Afghan hospital as not a war crime by virtue of being “not intentional,” it would be difficult for them to condemn today’s attack too hard without evidence that the strike was deliberately aimed at the camp.
4 thoughts on “Dozens Killed as Airstrike Hits North Syria Refugee Camp”
Why are there tents still standing without any apparent damage next to ones that are completely destroyed?
Where are the craters?
Where are the refugees searching through the remains of their belongings?
I very much doubt this is what it’s claimed to be.This is could be an accidental fire that destroyed part of the camp and/or a propaganda exercise perhaps fabricated by the British-funded PR machine revealed in The Guardian recently.
Indeed – Arab culture doesn’t exactly demand stoic silence from relatives of the dead and injured.
I smell a false flag attack. This ones got Erdogan’s name all over it.
OK, so the only reports of an ‘airstrike’ at all come from the Al-Qaida/MI6 media disinformation center in Coventry, England.
Other reports point out that there are no craters from heavy munitions. The tents haven’t been knocked down by the blast waves from large explosions, and that radar and flight control data says there were no planes in the air nor any airstrikes at all in the area.
And, the whole thing was timed so that the report coincides with a concert the Russians/Syrians were doing to celebrate the return of the ‘arts’ to Palmyra after the US backed anti-cultural/anti-intellectual forces had been driven from the area.
And most telling on the BS meter is that the US gov liars came out right-away talking about it. Why is it that this website is a bunch of skeptical libertarians who don’t believe the government, except when its Kerry/Obama and MI6 when every government pronouncement is treated as gospel?
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