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Cabinet Approves ‘Immediate’ Compensation for Bombing Victims in Jableh, Tartous

Officials approve funds for rehabilitating the damaged areas and granting financial support to the families of victims and the injured following Monday's bombing attacks
Cabinet Approves ‘Immediate’ Compensation for Bombing Victims in Jableh, Tartous

Syria’s Cabinet approved measures for compensation to be paid immediately to victims affected by the terrorist attacks which struck Jableh and Tartous earlier this week.

A series of bombings rocked the two coastal cities on Monday, targeting crowded bus stations, residential neighborhoods and hospitals and leaving a trail of death in their wake.

During its weekly session on Tuesday, the Cabinet gave directions to begin rehabilitating the damaged areas and granting financial support to the families of victims and injured people.

The Cabinet also approved an amount of 500 million Syrian pounds (2.2 million USD) for embarking on the project of the new national hospital in Jableh city after the existing facility was heavily damaged in the attacks.

The project will include rehabilitating the damaged parts of the hospital’s building and constructing another compound. Some 350 million pounds in funds will be allocated for starting the project immediately.

Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs Omar Ghalawanji presented a review to the Cabinet on planned measures to rehabilitate the sites of the bombings in the two cities.

On a trip to one of the bombing sites, senior Baath Party official Hilal al-Hilal said the government has assigned a special committee to determine the extent of damage and compensation. “There are directives given by President Bashar al-Assad to directly and immediately pay compensation for all damage and losses [to the affected people].”

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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