The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Al-Qamishly | Turkish drone attack on vehicle kills civilian, commander and member of SDF

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists have documented the death of a civilian with missiles’ shrapnel, while he was in front of his house, near a site targeted by a Turkish drone, where the drone targeted a vehicle carrying a commander and member of an SDF military formation with two missiles in Mala Sobat village in Al-Qamishly countryside.

Accordingly, the number of airstrikes with Turkish drones during August has risen to nine.

Turkey has escalated its aerial operations on areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration in north and north-east Syria in the first week of August.

From August 3 to August 9, Turkish aircraft waged eight drone attacks, targeting vehicles, outposts, and an outdoors market in Al-Hasakah countryside. These attacks left 12 people: two children and nine SDF fighters, dead. In addition, at least six people sustained various injuries.

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 51. These attacks left four civilians and 43 combatants, including two children and 13 females, dead, while over 83 others sustained various injuries. 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: Three attacks left a civilian and 13 combatants, including seven women, dead and ten others injured.

• August: Nine attacks left four civilians, including two children, and nine combatants, including a prominent commander, dead. In addition, six others were injured.