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Syria, the coronavirus doesn’t stop Turkey’s raids in the north

The arrival of the coronavirus in Syria and the UN appeal for a humanitarian truce do not stop the raids on Turkey in the north. Bomb Aleppo, Ain Issa and Tal Abyad. Ankara fears back attacks if it resumes Spring Shield

The arrival of the coronavirus ion Syria and the first death from COVID-19 in the Middle Eastern country do not stop the raids of Turkey in the north. This despite Damascus and SDF committed to the humanitarian truce, requested by the UN. In the past few hours, the TAF bombed areas in Aleppo and Ain Issa and Tal Abyad. Also hit the Afrin dial and the M4. Objective: the Arab-Kurdish forces and some rebel groups. The cause is simple. Ankara is blocked in Idlib by the agreement with Russia. So, it’s turning its attention to the east where there are no formal limits to its operations. This to avoid back attacks in the event that Spring Shield operation against the Bashar Assad army(SAA) restarts. Already in recent days, in fact, there were fears in this regard and the Syrian president had been forced to send reinforcements to Ain Issa.

Meanwhile, Damascus confirms the first COVID-19 death in Syria. Panic increases in the country, as does the real spread of the pandemic. Humanitarian disasters are feared if the virus arrives in overcrowded places such as refugee camps and Assad’s prisons

Meanwhile, panic in Syria increases after the official confirmation of the first coronavirus death. According to several local sources, in fact, the people affected by COVID-19 are already many more than the nine announced. Not only in the Damascus area, but also in several other provinces. From Deir Ezzor, where the contagion is believed to have exploded thanks to the Iranian militiamen and Isis, to Idlib. Not surprisingly, the SAA maneuvers have been frozen. Furthermore, Turkey itself is sending reinforcements to the TAF at a slower pace. Even the rebels have stopped their activities. What worries most are the overcrowded places, such as the refugee camps and prisons of Assad. If the pandemic were to spread within them, there is a risk of a humanitarian disaster with uncertain outcomes.

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