The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Military escalation | Turkish forces shell villages in Abu Rasin in Al-Hasakah

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists have reported that Turkish forces have fired artillery shells on Haj Bobi, Al-Dada Abdal and Al-Akriyah villages in Abo Rasen “Zarkan” countryside in the north western Al-Hasakah countryside, amid displacement of residents towards safer areas.

On May 23, Turkish forces and their proxies fired heavy artillery shells on the vicinity of Al-Kozlaih village south western of Tel Tamr town and the International Highway “M4” in Al-Hasakah countryside.

On May 22, SOHR activists documented the injury of three members of SDF due to the Turkish shelling on the countryside of Tel Tamr and Abo Rasen “Zarkan” in Al-Hasakah countryside.

Moreover, five members of Turkish-backed factions were injured due to shelling by SDF on “Peace Spring” areas, raising the injuries to 11 distributed as follows:

• Three civilians, three SDF members and five members of Turkish-backed factions.

The new Turkish shelling targeted 12 villages which are: Dada Abdal, Tel Al-Ward, Al-Boby, Khirbat Al-She’ir in Abo Rasen countryside, Tel Shinan, Tel Goma’a, Kasr Toma Yaldi, Assyrian Tel Goma’a, Ghaibsh Fokani, Ghaibsh Tahtani, Al-Tawela and Al-Abosh in Tel Tamr countryside north western of Al-Hasakah.

Moreover, the shelling caused huge material damages to residents’ properties and destroyed several houses of the Assyrian villages that were targeted.

On the same context, SDF shelled positions controlled by Turkish-backed factions in “Peace Spring” area, injuring five members of the factions in Al-Arisha area.

Earlier today, SOHR activists reported that three civilians were injured while they were harvesting in agricultural land due to ongoing rocket and artillery shells fired by Turkish forces on villages and towns west of Tel Tamr district.