The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish drone attack | YPG commander dies of wounds he sustained in strike on Ain Al-Arab (Kobani)

A commander of People’s Protection Units (YPG) died on Wednesday afternoon of injuries he sustained in a Turkish drone attack that hit an area in Ain al-Arab (Kobani) days ago.

According to SOHR sources, the commander took part in battles to expel ISIS from Ain al-Arab, Al-Raqqah, Manbij, Ain Issa and Al-Tabqah.

On September 26, SOHR sources reported that a Turkish drone carried out a new attack on Ain Al-Arab city centre (Kobani), targeting a warehouse containing logistical supplies allocated for SDF fighters and posts. Meanwhile, security and military forces have been put on high alert, preventing anyone from accessing to the targeted site, amid reports about the injury of SDF members.

It is worth noting that Turkish drones conducted frequent flights on September 25 over Ain Al-Arab (Kobani).

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 58 combatants, including two children and 13 females, dead, while over 97 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 ten combatants dead and seven others injured. Also, a child died of the wounds she sustained in an earlier attack on August 18.

• October: A commander of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) died of wounds he sustained on September 23.