Humanitarian situation in Syria's Idlib deteriorating
Iran Press TV
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:53AM
The humanitarian situation is exacerbating in two Shia villages in Syria's northwestern Idlib Province, which remains under a siege by al-Nusra Front terrorists, Press TV reports.
Residents of the al-Fo'aa and Kefraya villages in Idlib are grappling with a severe shortage of medical supplies amid continued militant attacks.
Dozens of civilians have been killed and hundreds injured in the villages since they fell under a siege by militants four months ago.
"We are receiving many civilians, women, children and the elderly who have been injured by terrorist mortar fire. Recently we received the bodies of ten civilians. Despite the shortage in medical needs, we are all joining hands to overcome the situation," Huda Tahhan, a doctor at the al-Fo'aa hospital, told Press TV correspondent.
Officials and humanitarian bodies in the country are now discussing ways with the International Committee of the Red Cross to save the besieged civilians as terrorists are preventing any kind of aid from entering there.
"We met today to discuss the situation in Kefraya and al-Fo'aa because of the … siege on them and the [consequences of the] operation they are suffering. We discussed the best means to deliver them humanitarian and relief aid," Syrian Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar told reporters on Friday.
Syrian army troops, backed by popular committees and fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, are continuing their battle against foreign-backed militants to flush them out of Idlib.
Syria has been suffering a deadly foreign-backed crisis for over four years now. The ongoing conflict in the Arab country has reportedly claimed the lives of some 230,000 people, including almost 11,500 children.
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