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SNA and Turkish shelling kills and injures Syrian government forces members, northern al-Hasakah

Editing: Mais Noor Aldeen |
TranslationEditor: Glory Jabr |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2020/04/02 10:48

Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Thursday, the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) and the Turkish Army shelled villages in the Tall Tamr area, northern al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, killing and injuring Syrian government forces members.

Local sources reported to the SMART-affiliate al-Bawaba in al-Hasakah that the shelling killed two Syrian government forces members and injured others at the checkpoint of the village of al-Aboush. 

The sources added that another artillery shelling hit the villages of  Rubai’at, and Tall al-Ward, causing damage. 

Syrian government’s media reported that an artillery shelling killed two Syrian government forces members and injured four others in the villages of Qabr Saghir and al-Aboush. 

Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) media workers reported to SMART that dozens of families fled the villages of al-Aboush, Bab al-Khair, Sheikh Ali, al-Qasimia, and al-Mahmudiya due to artillery shelling.

The shelling hit the area despite the agreement reached by Turkey and Russia on Oct. 22, 2019. The agreement required the withdrawal of the SDF by 32 kilometers from the safe zone in Syria in 150 hours. The agreement also required Russian-Turkish joint patrols with the Syrian government forces after the SDF’s withdrawal. 

On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched a military operation against the SDF. During the operation, the Turkish Army gained control of the cities of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn and dozens of villages in the al-Raqqa and al-Hasakah governorates.