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Syria. Details of the Deir al-Assafir massacre

(B2) In a letter sent to the Security Council by the French Ambassador to the UN, the representative of the Syrian opposition, Riyad Hijab, denounced the massacre committed on March 31 by the forces of the Assad regime against the civilian population of the village of Deïr el-Assafir, in Eastern Ghouta. A clear violation of the cessation of hostilities, if you listen to him. Finally, " 33 deaths (including 11 children), and more than 60 injured in field hospitals, several of them in serious condition ". Missiles were fired against the school, the hospital and the civil defense center of Deïr el-Assafir ". Air raids followed. targeting emergency and civil defense teams who were on the scene, which increased the death toll, among civilians and rescuers ". Among the dead, there were 11 children, as well as a civil defense rescuer (the so-called “white helmets”) and two police officers.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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