The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Death toll update | Six casualties including two commanders in Turkish shelling on “Al-Shabibah Al-Thawriyah” headquarters in Ain Al-Arab


Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that the number of casualties among Al-Shabibah Al-Thawriyah has raised to six killed including two commanders in Al-Shabibah, and three injured after Turkish drone attacked their headquarters in Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) eastern Aleppo.

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that explosions were heard in Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) east of Aleppo due to a Turkish drone targeting a house in Maktalah neighborhood near a Russian base east of Kobani city, leading to human casualties.

Since the beginning of 2021, Turkish forces have escalated their drone attacks on areas under the control of Syria Democratic Forces and affiliated military formations in north-east Syria region and Kurdish-held areas in northern Aleppo, using Turkish-made drones, “Bayraktar”. These attacks have caused a state of terror and panic among the residents of the targeted areas, especially with media reports on imminent military operations by Turkish forces in those areas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has documented at least 21 attacks by “Bayraktar” drones in north-east Syria and Aleppo countryside in 2021, where five airstrikes targeted the Kurdish-held areas and 15 targeted SDF-held areas.

According to SOHR statistics, Turkish drone attacks left at least 40 civilians and military personnel dead and wounded:

21 people: 12 military personnel and nine civilians were killed in SDF-held areas.

19 people, including three children and ten fighters, were injured in the two regions.