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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:56

Red Crescent boosting aid to Syria’s Al-Bab

The head of the Turkish Red Crescent said the humanitarian movement will provide all kinds of support to those who have suffered in the town of Al-Babs due to widespread destruction.

 

Kerem Kinik said that nearly 75,000 people were living in the Al-Bab area.

“Almost 60 percent of Al-Bab was heavily destroyed. Turkey will provide support in various areas like education, health, humanitarian aid and municipal works to help daily life return to normal and to remove the rubble,” Kinik said.

He listed accommodation, food and health supplies as the primary needs of residents, some of whom are still awaiting medical treatment for injuries.

“The Turkish Red Crescent will support a damaged hospital here to operate and will equip it. It will be ready in 15 days… At least, emergencies will be responded to in this hospital. After that, our health ministry is planning to build a fully-equipped hospital like in Jarabulus.”

Al-Bab was captured from ISIL by Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Feb. 24 as part of Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in August.

After having completed successful operations in Jarabulus, Al-Rai, Dabiq and Al-Bab, the FSA forces could next lead the Raqqah operation, according to Turkish authorities.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk

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