Connect with us


Live updates: Turkey-Syria earthquake kills thousands



#Reside #updates #TurkeySyria #earthquake #kills #hundreds

Displaced Syrians take shelter on the outskirts of the rebel-held town of Jindayris on February 8.
Displaced Syrians take shelter on the outskirts of the rebel-held city of Jindayris on February 8. (Bakr Alkasem/AFP/Getty Pictures)

Seventy nations and 14 worldwide organizations have offered Turkey relief following the earthquake, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated Tuesday, together with america, United Kingdom, the UAE, Israel and Russia.

The worldwide support state of affairs in Syria is much less clear.

Syria is dominated by a myriad of disparate teams. Among the areas of Syria most impacted by the earthquake are controlled by the President Bashar al-Assad’s government, others by Turkish-backed and US-backed opposition forces, Kurdish rebels and Sunni Islamist fighters. Idlib, one in every of Syria’s final opposition strongholds, is managed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an armed Sunni Islamist group.

The Assad authorities, internationally sidelined and closely sanctioned attributable to its brutal suppression of an uprising that began in 2011, counts Iran and Russia as its closest allies – each world pariahs.

The regime insists all support to the nation, together with support meant for areas exterior its management, be directed to the capital Damascus.

That hasn’t been acquired properly by activists and observers who concern the regime might hamper well timed support to hundreds of quake victims in rebel-held areas, most of whom are girls and youngsters, in keeping with the UN.

Thus far, the UAE, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Egypt, Algeria and India have despatched aid on to regime-controlled airports. Others similar to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, China, Canada and the Vatican have pledged support, although it’s unclear if that aid will probably be despatched on to the regime.

Earlier Wednesday, the Syrian authorities stated it has arrange greater than 100 shelters geared up with support provides for these affected by the earthquake throughout government-controlled areas, together with within the cities of Aleppo, Hama, Homs, Tartus and Latakia, a coastal metropolis which has the very best variety of earthquake deaths counted in Syria to date, and over 100 collapsed buildings.