Renewed bombardment | Turkish forces shell positions near “M4” highway and villages in north Al-Raqqa
Al-Raqqah Province: SOHR activists have reported that the Turkish forces bombarded with heavy weapons SDF positions in the western countryside of Tal Abyad, north of Al-Raqqa. Heavy artillery shells also hit Al-Fatesa town and the surrounding areas of Aleppo-Al-Hasakah international highway “M4” in Ain Issa countryside, north of Al-Raqqa. However, no casualties have been reported so far.
On January 6, SOHR sources reported that Turkish forces shelled with heavy artillery positions in Hushan village and on M4 highway in the western countryside of Ain Issa in northern Al-Raqqah. However, no casualties were reported.
This bombardment interrupts the tense calm which prevailed in Ain Issa for four days, and which was interrupted by exchange of bombardment between SDF and Turkish-backed factions.
On January 5, SOHR activists documented the death of an SDF member affected by the injury he had in Turkish artillery fire a few days earlier, which targeted Fatisa village in Ain Issa countryside the capital of “Autonomous Administration” in northern Al-Raqqa province.
On January 2, SOHR activists reported that Turkish forces fired artillery shells on Al-Dibs and Nitula villages and other positions west to Ain Issa district, which is the “Autonomous Administration” capital in Al-Raqqa countryside.