On Thursday, a Syrian woman killed two of her children and attempted to commit suicide in the city of al-Bab in the Aleppo countryside. Her suicide attempt was stopped because her neighbors were able to gain entry to the house and rescue her.
Media activists and news sites said that the woman, who had been displaced from the city of Douma in the Damascus countryside, strangled to death two of her children (a boy and a girl). They were 13 and 15 years old. The third, 16, survived, when he managed to flee from his mother.
According to sources, the woman drank a volume of diesel and cut her veins with a sharp object, in an attempt to commit suicide, but the child who managed to escape told the neighbors and they were able to enter the house and rescue her.
At the time of publication, it is still unclear why the woman killed her children and tried to commit suicide.
Displaced people from the Damascus countryside and other Syrian areas suffer from terrible humanitarian and living conditions after the Assad regime, with Russia support, forced them to leave their homes and expelled them to northern Syria after a years-long siege.
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