Turkish Military Shells Kurdish-held Positions East Of Occupied Afrin • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish Military Shells Kurdish-held Positions East Of Occupied Afrin

The Turkish military launched on October 2 several rockets at positions held by Kurdish forces east of the occupied area of Afrin in northern Aleppo.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the shelling targeted Menagh Air Base and the outskirt of the city of Tall Rifaat.

  • “There were no immediate reports of casualties,” the London-based monitoring group said in its reporter.

Menagh Air Base, Tall Rifaat and several towns south and east of Afrin are jointly controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Several units of the Russian Military Police are also deployed in the region.

The so-called Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) and other Kurdish guerilla groups are launching attacks against the Turkish military and its proxies from the YPG-SAA area on a regular basis.

A day earlier, an artillery shell launched from the YPG-SAA area landed in Afrin’s city center. The Turkish shelling could be a response to the incident.

Source: Turkish Military Shells Kurdish-held Positions East Of Occupied Afrin

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