Syrian refugees freeze to death as war rages

The Syrian Network for Human Rights announces that at least 27 Syrian refugees, including 16 children, died since March 2011 amid ongoing cold snap.

Syrian refugees freeze to death as war rages

World Bulletin/News Desk

More than 27 Syrian people have frozen to death since 2011 March during Syria’s ongoing civil war, a Syrian human rights group said Sunday.

According to pro-opposition Syrian Network for Human Rights, at least 27 people, including 16 children and three women have lost their lives due to the freezing weather during the conflict in the strife-ridden country since March 2011.

Sixteen frozen Syrian bodies were found in Lebanon, Turkey and other refugee camps, and the rest of them were killed across the country following the onset of major winter storms and bad weather conditions.

More recently, a 2.5-month-old refugee baby froze to death in a refugee camp of Lebanon.

More than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict between the Assad regime and opposition forces began in early 2011, according to UN figures published in August 2014.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ocak 2015, 09:52

Muhammed Öylek