The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Intensive rocket attack |Turkish forces shell Al-Sajour areas in Manbij countryside east of Aleppo amid flight by Russian warplanes

SOHR activists have reported that Turkish forces stationed at bases in “Euphrates Shield” area have carries out intensive rocket fire on the villages of Yalini and Mohsenli and other areas on “Al-Sajur Line” in Manbij countryside, east of Aleppo.

This rocket attack coincided with a Russian warplane flying over the area.

Meanwhile, clashes are now taking place between regime forces and SDF military forces on the one hand, and National Army factions on the other on Al-Kuridiyah frontline in the vicinity of Qabasin in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

SOHR sources had reported that patrols of Russian forces inspected the positions of regime forces that were targeted by Turkish drones in Tel Rifaat city and its outskirts in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

A few hours ago, SOHR activists reported that a kamikaze drone hit a checkpoint of regime forces’ “state security” branch, near the train tracks in the city centre of Tel Rifaat, north of Aleppo, leaving material damage only.

This morning, SOHR activists reported that a kamikaze drone hit a Syrian regime military post on the outskirts of Tel Rifaat in northern Aleppo countryside. Material damage only was reported.

Syrian regime forces also succeeded to shoot down the drone in Tel Rifaat, partially damaging a house.

Syrian Observatory activists also reported that Turkish forces stationed at Al-Thulthanah base on the outskirts of Marea city and scientific research in Azaz city fired over 25 heavy artillery shells on the vicinity of Tel Rifaat city and the vicinity of Kafrnaya and Maranaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo since early morning.

This shelling ignited terror and fear among people and displaced persons in Kafrnaya village.

Meanwhile, regime forces responded by shelling the outskirts of Marea with several artillery shells.

On the other hand, Turkish forces shelled areas in the villages of Umm Adasa, Umm Jaloud, Al-Sayyada, Pak and Yran in Manbij countryside, north-east of Aleppo.

This development comes as a part of the ongoing Turkish military escalation in the area.