DİHA - Dicle News Agency


28 wounded civilians in Cizre under fire by state forces

24 January
20:37 2016

ŞIRNAK (DİHA) - The building where 28 wounded and 2 slain civilians remained trapped in Cizre's Cudi neighborhood, is being shelled by Turkish state forces.

While two of the wounded died since yesterday;, university student Cihan Karaman last night and an unidentified civilian this morning, the others are still waiting for an ambulance since yesterday, with the situation of 18 deteriorating every passing hour.

The location of the building on Cafer'i Sadık Street has been conveyed to government officials, district governorship and hospital in demand of urgent access of the casualties to hospital. Yet, state forces particularly started to target the building with gunfire after the information of the address.

HDP Şırnak deputy Faysal Sarıyıldız posted the followings on his Twitter account regarding the recent situation of victimised civilians; "Wounded people are trapped in the basement of a five-storey red building No:5-7 on Cafer'i Sadık Street in Cudi neighborhood, and waiting to be taken to hospital. The government will be responsible for this crime against humanity if something happens to the civilians whose location we have conveyed to it. The building where the wounded are trapped in basement is under fire after we conveyed the location to the government."

In the meantime, an unidentified man has been found dead on a street in Dicle neighborhood. Cizre Municipality ambulance has been sent to the scene to retrieve the body.

Two more lifeless bodies have been found in Dağkapı neighborhood. Unidentified bodies have been taken to Cizre State Hospital and are expected to be referred to Şırnak for post-mortem examination.


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