Latest Situation in Syria: 1662 Dead, Thousands Injured
Earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6, which occurred in central Kahramanmaraş and occurred 9 hours apart, also struck Syria. According to initial estimates, at least 1,662 people lost their lives and more than 3,600 people were injured due to the earthquakes. The Syrian Interim Government declared mourning in the earthquake-hit areas in northern Syria and announced that education was suspended until 11 February.
Earthquakes in Turkey were also felt strongly in Syria’s Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, Tartus and Raqqa provinces, causing great destruction.
According to the news of the Assad regime’s news agency SANA, 812 people lost their lives and 1,449 were injured in the regions under the control of the regime in the provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia.
Dozens of buildings were destroyed or damaged in opposition-controlled areas in northern Syria.
According to information compiled from Syrian Human Rights Network (SNHR), Civil Defense (White Helmets), local authorities, health organizations and local sources, at least 810 people died in Syria’s Idlib and Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch, more than 2,000 people lost their lives. lost. operation zones. person injured.
Search and rescue efforts continue.
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE NORTH REGIONS OF SYRIA
The Syrian Provisional Government declared mourning in the regions hit by the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes in northern Syria and announced that education was suspended until 11 February.
In a written statement made by the Syrian Interim Government, it was pointed out that there was a humanitarian disaster due to earthquakes in the regions under the control of the opposition in northern Syria.
In the statement, which announced that all facilities were mobilized for search and rescue efforts, “Mourning was declared in the liberated areas in Syria and education was suspended at schools and universities until February 11.” expressions were included.