In the Turkish war of aggression against the northern Syrian canton of Afrin, the occupying Turkish army and IS/Al Qaeda militias recruited by Turkey have so far bombarded 31 schools. Thirteen students lost their lives.
The attacks by the Turkish occupying army and its recruited militia from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda against the northern Syrian canton of Efrin have been going on for 41 days. Since Turkey cannot achieve any success against the YPG and YPJ fighters, it deliberately bombards civilian residential areas and the infrastructure of Afrin. There are hardly any places in the canton that were not hit by the air and ground attacks.
Almost 200 civilians, most of them women and children, have already lost their lives in these attacks. Several hundred civilians were injured. Of dozens of villages, only rubble and ashes are left. Those most affected by the barbaric attacks in Turkey are the children of the region.
13 students killed in attacks
Since the beginning of the attacks on Afrin, the schools of the region have been under constant fire from the Turkish army and its militias. According to estimates, around 50,000 children are deprived of their right to education because of attacks on Afrin. There are 318 schools in the region. According to the Center for Strategic Studies in Rojava (NRLS: Navenda Rojava ya Lękoliny Stratejik), 31 of the schools have been bombed by the Turkish state. Thirteen students lost their lives. NRLS has documented the bombing in 28 cases.
48 schools were targeted
On the other hand, according to the Komiteya Perwerdeya Civaki Community Education Committee, 48 schools were targeted in air and ground attacks by the Turkish state. Among the bombed schools is a school in the Rajo district, which was founded with funding from the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
According to a recent report by the NRLS, the following educational institutions have been attacked since the beginning of the Turkish occupation war against Afrin:
Şehîd Demhat, middle and high school
Şehîd Hecmus, primary school
Şehîd Rojhilat, primary school
Şehîd Dicle, primary school in the village of Şadiya
Şehîd Ristem, primary school in the village of Qudê
Şehîd Avesta, primary school in the village of Elibiska
Şehîd Ferid, primary school in the village of Edema
Şehîd Redur, primary school in the village of Şiltaht
Şehîd Ehmed Efrin, primary school in İkidam village
Şehîd Bahoz, primary school in the village of Qestel Cindo
Şehîd Siyamend, primary school in the village of Bafiyon
Primary school in the village of Meydanke
Şehîd Sefkan, primary school in the village of Bibaka
Şehîd Xoşnaw, primary school in the village of Qurne
Şehîd Merxas, primary school in the village of Zaire
Şehîd Avdar, primary school in Şehruz village
Şehîd Botan, primary school in the village of Eli Kera
Şehîd Avyan, primary school in the village of Qestel Xidiriya
Şehîd Cumo, primary school in the village of Ebodan
Şehîd Gebar, primary school in the village Kurdo
Şehit Jinda, primary school in the village of Şerkiya
Şehîd Rezam, primary school in Care village
Şehîd Yusif, primary school in the center of Bilbilê
Primary school in the village Aşka Xerbi
Primary school in the village of Celeme
Primary school in the village Akçele
Şehîd Gülnaz, primary and high school in Çekela Navin village