Thousands of Syrian refugees headed to the Israeli border as Assad continues massacre in Southern Syria
Hundreds of people set up temporary camps and thousands of Syrian refugees are streaming to the border with the Israeli Golan Heights after fleeing from the Assad regime attacks on Daraa.
According to Arab reports, more than 60,000 refugees from Daraa province are making their way from eastern Syria to the Israeli border at the Golan Heights.
A witness said that 180 families fled to the border area from the fighting in Daraa. He adds that there is no water, food storage, or bathrooms in place.
With Moscow’s help, Assad’s army has battered the south for more than a week with air strikes, rocket fire and crude barrel bombs.
The bombardment has forced more than 45,000 to flee their homes in search of safety, according to the United Nations, while others huddle in their basements to wait out the raids.
On Thursday, air strikes identified as Russian killed 22 civilians, a monitoring group said, most of them in a single town.
“At least 35 Russian air strikes hit the town of Al-Mseifra,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
“One of them hit a basement where people were taking shelter, killing 17 civilians, including five children,” the Britain-based monitor said.
The hospital in Al-Mseifra had been put out of service by Russian strikes on Tuesday night, the Observatory and relief organisations said.
The Observatory says it determines who carried out particular strikes based on the type of aircraft and munitions used, the locations and the flight patterns.
Another five civilians were killed in other rebel-controlled areas of Daraa, the main province in southern Syria.