+100,000 voters till now in Afrin region

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AFRIN- The Electoral High Commission stated that more than 100,000 voters have headed till now to the ballot boxes to vote in the region of Afrin which includes Afrin and al-Shahba cantons.

The second round of the democratic federalism elections has been set off at 08:00 which includes the election of towns, districts and cantons in the areas and districts of the Syrian north.

Afrin region has witnessed a noticeable flooding of people to the polling stations to vote.

According to the Electoral High Commission, more than 100,000 voters have voted till now.

As voting goes on, the commission meeting the requirements of the moment and civilians’ calls, elections have been extended for 2 hours.

J.O

ANHA

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100,000 children threatened as conflict escalates in west Mosul

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refugees-childrenBetween 150 to 180 thousand civilians are guessed to be stranded in the neighborhoods of Zencelî, Bab al-Sinjar, Old Mosul, Sehê, Shifa and Bab al-Kor that remain under ISIS occupation in west Mosul.

UNICEF said they are receiving alarming reports of civilians including several children being killed in west Mosul. Some were reportedly killed as they desperately tried to flee the fighting which is intensifying by the hour.

“Children’s lives are on the line. Children are being killed, injured and used as human shields. Children are experiencing and witnessing terrible violence that no human being should ever witness. In some cases, they have been forced to participate in the fighting and violence”, said UNICEF Iraq.

UNICEF reported that an estimated 100,000 girls and boys remain in extremely dangerous conditions in the old city and other areas of west Mosul. Many are caught in the crossfire and hospitals and other medical facilities have reportedly come under attack.

As the fighting continues, UNICEF called on all parties in west Mosul to protect children and keep them out of harm’s way at all times, in line with their obligations under humanitarian law, saying;

“Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure including hospitals, clinics, schools, homes and water systems should stop immediately.”

 

Source: Firat News Agency

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