The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Military escalation | Russian warplane shells Turkish-held areas in eastern Aleppo


Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that a Russian warplane flew over region of Aleppo countryside in areas held by Turkish forces and their proxies, and dropped two thermal bombs in Birshaya village in Qabasin town in Aleppo countryside.

Moreover, the Russian warplane struck Al-Hadas village eastern of Tarhin, however no casualties have been reported yet.

It is worth noting that Tarhin area in Al-Bab city is considered a place for refining fuel brought from SDF-held areas. The area witnessed several Russian airstrikes and ballistic missiles.

On September 26, SOHR activists documented three air attacks by Russian warplanes on the areas of Baslayha and Jabal al-Ahlam in Shirua in Afrin countryside within the National Army factions and the Turkish forces-controlled areas in light of the Russian escalation on Olive Branch area for the second day in a row.

On March 14, SOHR sources reported hearing loud explosions nearby Jarabulus city caused by rocket attacks of unknown origin on Al-Hamaran oil market near Jarabulus in the north-east of Aleppo. The explosions resulted in the injury of several civilians and workers, while fires caught several oil trucks.

This attack came a week after a similar attack which resulted in the outbreak of the largest fires in the area, which burned down over 180 oil trucks.

On March 7, SOHR activists documented the death of a civilian this morning due to rocket attacks by regime forces on the western outskirts of Al-Bab city in areas under the control of Turkish-backed factions in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

While on March 6, SOHR sources reported rescue teams and fire brigades were extinguishing blazes which broke out yesterday evening in Al-Hamaran area in Jarabulus and Tarhin area in Al-Bab countryside, north-eastern Aleppo, after attacks with surface-to-surface missiles fired by Russian warships and regime forces stationed in military barracks in Aleppo on an oil market and oil refineries in Tarhin and Al-Hamaran in areas under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

The attacks, which left four people dead and 24 others injured, also caused substantial material damage, as over 180 oil trucks were burned down.