The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish drone attack | Two commanders of the Autonomous Administration killed in Al-Qamishli Countryside near US largest base in Syria

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists have reported that a Turkish drone targeted a military vehicle carrying two commanders of the Autonomous Administration, who hold the position of co-chair of the Justice and Reform Office, in Karki Laki/Ma’bada area, in Al-Rumaylan area of Al-Qamishli countryside, north of Al-Hasakah, killing them both.

It is worth noting that Al-Rumaiyan area in Al-Qamishli countryside, north of Al-Hasakah hosts one of the largest and oldest military bases of US forces in north-eastern Syria, and the area that was hit by the Turkish drone strike today is close to the US base.

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 59. These attacks left 11 civilians, including seven children, and 56 combatants, including two children and 14 females, dead, while over 93 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: Nine attacks left a civilian and 13 combatants, including seven women, dead and ten others injured.
August: 13 attacks left eight civilians, including six children, and 14 combatants, including a prominent commander, dead. In addition, 13 others were injured.
September: Four attacks left eight combatants dead and three others injured. Also, a child died of the wounds she sustained in an earlier attack on August 18, and two commanders of the Autonomous Administration.