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Syria: Civilian Homes Demolished in Security Operation

Syrian Democratic Forces Should Aid Families, Investigate Circumstances

  • HRW

(Beirut) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria destroyed or damaged at least 140 private buildings housing 147 families in January and February 2022 while trying to capture fleeing detainees and Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who attacked a nearby prison, Human Rights Watch said today.

Witnesses said the SDF used bulldozers to demolish houses in al-Hasakah city’s East Ghweran and al-Zuhour neighborhoods.

Witnesses and a United Nations investigative committee said that ISIS fighters had entered homes during the…

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