70,000 civilians flee bombing offensives in Eastern Ghouta & Afrin, Syria

Fleeing E. Ghouta Mar 20th (Nino Fezza) Mar 20 2018

Exodus from Afrin Mar 17th (Bulent Kilic:AFP) Mar 20 2018
Several sources report that more than 70,000 people are fleeing two separate carpet bombing offensives in Syria. At least 20,000 have fled Syrian & Russian bombing in Eastern Ghouta & nearly 50,000 have fled Turkish bombing in Afrin. All three air forces claim they’re fighting terrorists, making the carpet bombing of civilians necessary.

According to the BBC, 6.1 Syrians are internally displaced. That means homeless, in makeshift tents, or running for their lives. Another 5.6 million have fled abroad & because of the news blackout about refugees, their fate is mostly unknown. An estimated 400,000 have been killed, disappeared, or incarcerated. The estimates include those affected by US coalition bombing of civilians. As of late February, 625 civilians were injured or killed in Afrin & as of early March, 4,829 civilians were injured & 1,180 were killed in Eastern Ghouta.

Stand with the Syrian people & demand the immediate cessation of Syrian, Russian, Turkish, & US coalition bombing in Syria & the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all foreign military forces from Syria.

Photo on top is women & children fleeing Eastern Ghouta; photo on bottom is women & children fleeing Afrin.

(Photo from Eastern Ghouta from Nino Fezza on Twitter; photo from Afrin by Bulent Kilic/AFP)