Aleppo military escalation | Regime forces bombarded Turkish-backed factions’ positions, while Turkish forces shell Kurdish-held areas
Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that Turkish forces stationed in “Olive Branch” and “Euphrates Shield” areas have shelled, with heavy weaponry, the villages of Soghanka and al-Harash in Shirawa district in the countryside of Afrin, north of Aleppo. However, no casualties have been reported yet.
This bombardment followed attacks by the Syrian regime forces stationed in Jabal al-Shaikh Akeel in the western countryside of Aleppo, this morning, on Fafirtin village in Shirawa district which is held by the Turkish-backed factions. The regime attacks included bombardment by tanks and heavy machinegun fire.
Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that the Turkish forces and their proxies carried out artillery attacks, targeting positions in the Kurdish-held towns and villages of Maraanaz, Kashtaar, al-Shawargha castle, al-Shawargha, the bushes of Soughanka, Tat Marash, the vicinity of al-Zeyara and Deir Jamal in Sherawa district in the countryside of Afrin in the countryside of Aleppo.
On the other hand, Afrin Liberation Forces reacted to the Turkish artillery attacks by shelling the source of fire, as well as shelling, with mortars and heavy artillery shells, the vicinity of Keymar village and the surrounding areas of the national hospital where a Turkish military base is located.