On targeting the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries to schools and killing children, our agency ANHA met with the co-chair of the Education Body in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria Kawther Kahdo.
“We, as the Education Body in Northern and Eastern Syria, are following up the situation of students and education in particular, and are keen on the safety of students and teaching staff,” said Kawthar.
She pointed out that as a result of the attacks of the Turkish occupation and for the sake of the safety of students, 810 schools in Tel-Abyed, Serêkaniyê, Ad-Derbasiyah and Tel- Tamer were stopped.
More than 5,000 teachers have stopped working and more than 86,000 students have been deprived of education, the majority of whom have been displaced from their areas with their families.
According to information documented by the Health Body, more than 22 children have lost their lives in Turkish and mercenary attacks so far. In addition, dozens were injured, some severely and others causing permanent disabilities.
Kawther confirmed that 20 schools in Serêkaniyê were destroyed by aerial bombardment and Turkish artillery, noting that, because of the dangerous of the humanitarian situation in Serekaniya, they have not been able to document the names of the destroyed schools so far.
At the end of her speech she said “It has not been a month since schools opened for the new school year, Instead, students are now in the classroom, they are now being killed and abandoned, Where the experience of Afrin before the eyes through Turkification policy in the region through education, and that Turkey aims from the invasion to apply the experience of Afrin in the region it occupies.