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SNA shells SDF bases in northern al-Raqqa

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Editing: Malek Al Haddad |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/05/11 08:23

Al-Raqqa - SMART

The Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) of the Syrian Interim Government shelled bases of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

On Monday, a military source reported to SMART that the SNA targeted SDF bases using heavy artillery in the villages of Khafiyat Salem, al-Salibi and Khirbet al-Baqar, west of the city of Tal Abyad, 85 kilometers north of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

The source added that the shelling on the villages destroyed some houses that were not inhabited.

The source confirmed that the artillery shelling also affected several villages, including al-Khalidiya, Saba Jafar and al-Luwaybidah in the Ayn Issa district, causing fires in agricultural lands planted with wheat and barley crops.

On May 5, 2020, the SNA shelled Syrian Democratic Forces-controlled areas in the villages of the Ayn Issa district, Northeastern Syria.

On Oct. 13, 2019, the SNA gained control of the city of Tal Abyad and the town of Suluk, northern al-Raqqa, on the border with Turkey, after launching a military operation with Turkey against the SDF on Oct. 9, 2019.