Turkish drone attacks in 48 hours | Nearly 15 people killed and injured in four attacks on SDF-held areas • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish drone attacks in 48 hours | Nearly 15 people killed and injured in four attacks on SDF-held areas

As Turkish forces continued to escalate their aerial operations on areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration in north and north-east Syria, SOHR monitored four drone attacks carried out by Turkish Airforce in the past 48 hours. Turkish forces waged two attacks on Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) in Aleppo, while two drones hit Al-Qamishli in Al-Hasakah province.

Turkish drone attacks left six military personnel, including four women, dead and at least eight others injured. The death toll is believed to rise.

This comes in light of ongoing Turkish propaganda of an imminent military operation in Syria, following the tripartite summit between Iran, Russia, and Turkey presidents.

Here are further details of the Turkish drone attacks that occurred in the last 48 hours:

• July 20: A Turkish drone hit the entrance to a tunnel in a tree reserve near “SDF” academy, in the countryside of Ain Al-Arab (Kobani), east of Aleppo, leaving three SDF fighters, including a woman, dead.

• July 21: A Turkish drone hit a SDF military vehicle in Qira village, nearly 40 kilometres from Syria-Turkey border south-west of Al-Qamishli, leaving causalities.

• July 22: A Turkish drone fired two missiles around a regime forces military post in Zur Maghar village in the western countryside of Ain Al-Arab/Kobani, east of Aleppo, leaving no casualties.

• July22: three women of Women’s Protection Units were killed due to a Turkish drone attack on their car on Al-Qamishly-Al-Malkiyah (Direk) road in Al-Hasakah province. Other people were injured by shrapnel while they were passing in the area.

Accordingly, the number of attacks carried out by Turkish drones on areas controlled by the “Autonomous Administration in northern and north-eastern Syria, AANES” since early 2022 has reached 38. These attacks left 27 people dead, including two children and nine women, and over 74 others injured. Here is a monthly distribution of attacks by Turkish drones in 2022:

• January: Three attacks left three people dead and 13 others injured.

• February: Ten attacks killed eight people, including two children and a young female fighter, and injured 21 others.

• March: Two attacks injured two people.

• April: 11 attacks left six people dead, including three women, and 19 others injured.

• May: Four attacks left three people dead, including a woman, and seven others injured.

• June: Three attacks left a combatant dead and five others injured.

• July: Five attacks left seven people, including four women, dead and nine others injured.