A civilian was shot dead by the Turkish “gendarmerie” in northern Syria

Turkish border guards “Gendarme” killed a citizen in Tal Abed border city, north of the province of Raqqa.

The gendarme targeted Hussain al-Aziz, 33 years old , with a sniper rifle and was hit by a live bullet in the chest while he was farming his farmland near the border.

Residents of the border villages have difficulty accessing their land and orchards on the border, with repeated attacks by Turkish forces.

Turkey has closed its border four years ago to Syrian refugees fleeing war zones in their country, where Turkish gendarmes target live refugees and arrest them to attack them and return them to Syrian territory.

According to statistics from the Center for Documentation of Violations Vdc-Nsy Turkish gendarmerie has so far killed 431 people, including 76 children under the age of 18, 40 women and injured 287 individuals .

The cases of “gendarme” targeting Syrian refugees attempting to cross the border from Syria to escape the war in their country are repeated. They have also built a wall along its 911-kilometer border to prevent the entry of refugees, resulting in continuous civilian deaths and injuries.

In Idlib on Monday (February 11th), the bodies of 10 civilians were found on the border, near the town of Zarzour, north of Idlib, in the area of Drakush, west of Idlib .. Most of the bodies remained inside Turkish territory, including children and women …

Last June, three civilians, including a 10-year-old girl, were shot dead by Turkish gendarmes as they tried to cross from the Drakush area of Rural Idlib to Turkish territory.

In early July, Al-Sham Liberation board arrested a person who was involved in smuggling on charges of killing three people, including a woman near Drakush town and carried out the death sentence a few days ago.

The most prominent incidents occurred in June 2016, when 11 people were killed, including women and children, near Khirbet al-Jawz crossing in the western countryside of Idlib, in addition to the killing of 9 civilians, mostly women, on 9 February 2019