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Syrian baby in a tented camp: If I had a bike, I’d drive it inside the tent

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

Um Subuh, a mother of two from Idlib who lost her husband to air strikes last year after he was released from the prisons of the Bashar al-Assad regime where he had been staying for six full years, complains that he cannot provide heat for her children in the tent where they are currently sheltered due to homeland aggression.

The tragedy of hundreds of thousands of civilians who have migrated to the border with Turkey over the attacks of Russia, the Assad regime and Iranian-backed terrorists continues.

Families fleeing death this time struggle with cold weather, rains and mud in the area where they are housed.

They try to continue living in makeshift tents that they have placed in the Sarmada town of Idlib.

To provide a warm environment for their children, families burn cartons, plastic items and slippers that they collect from the trash.

Refugees hope to end the attacks as soon as possible, while living the dream that they will one day return to their homes.

“Mother, warm me, cover me”

Idlib’s Um Subuh told AA that her husband deprived of his freedom from the Assad regime six years ago lost his life in a Russian fighter jet attack last year.

She relates that after the death of her husband she migrated, claiming that they live in a cold-weather tent with her five-year-old son Subuh and her one-and-a-half-month-old baby Mehe.

Um Subuh says they do not have a stove in the tent where they live and therefore stay with their children until late at night in their relatives’ tents.

“Life here is very difficult. The tents at night are very cold. At night, when my son is cold, he says to me ‘mother, warm me up, cover me.’ Um Subuh shouted.

Meanwhile, the five-year-old boy, Subuh Kaud, also said they have no stove in the tent where they live.

“I want a bike. The outside is muddy, so if I have a bike, I won’t play outside. I’ll play inside the tent,” he said.

“Sleeping in a hot spot is just a dream for us”

Another refugee, Abu Abdullah, who fled with his family to Maarrat al-Numan from attacks by the regime and his supporters in Hama and then across the border, is experiencing difficult days.

“To protect my family from the cold, we are burning slippers and nylon in a metal basin. The tent is filled with smoke. The door is always open for smoke. Children affected by morning smoke wake up with cough with secretions. to reach the bread seller because of the muddy road. We have a craving for water, “he explained.

The situation in Idlib

During the May 2017 meeting of Turkey, Russia and Iran in Astana, Kazakhstan, Idlib was declared a de-escalation zone, where acts of aggression would be banned.

Turkey and Russia reached an additional agreement in September last year in Sochi in the wake of the Syrian regime’s ceasefire violation.

However, regime forces with the help of supporters have continued their attacks despite the deal. Since that date, over 1,600 civilians have lost their lives as a result of the attacks.

Russia, the regime and its backing terrorists targeting the Idlib have, since the beginning of 2019, caused the migration of some 1,300,000 civilians near the border with Turkey.

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