المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkey begins its war against Syrian Kurds by killing citizens of an Arab family in the northern countryside of Aleppo

Widespread resentment prevails people in SDF controlled areas in the northern and northwestern countryside of Aleppo, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that this resentment came after the Turkish shelling that targeted villages controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, killing a woman and 2 of her children and injuring 8 others citizens, amid demands by the citizens in these villages for the Syria Democratic Forces to respond and avenge killing and injuring of at least 11 citizens by shells of the Turkish forces.

The escalation of the Turkish shelling and its kill for the first 3 citizens -who are Arab citizens live in Kafr Anton village located near Menagh airbase in northwest Tal Rifaat in the northern countryside of Aleppo, since the entry of Turkish forces into the south of Azaz near to the Syrian-Turkish border- comes with Turkish military preparations and with the participation of the rebel and Islamic factions of Aleppo countryside, in order to start a military action aim to control the area from Marea to Deir Jamal, to return tens of thousands of displaced persons to their villages of which they were displaced from in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published, a few days earlier the information it received about preparations in the western countryside of Aleppo, for a simultaneous attack in this countryside, where it is expected to be carried out in the northern countryside of Aleppo in the coming period.

The Syrian Observatory also published that the area of Afrin and its outskirts and the areas controlled by the Syria Democratic forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo, has been shelled repeatedly by the forces of the Turkish Forces and the rebel and Islamic factions, accompanied by exchange of targeting between the factions and the Syria Democratic Forces with shells and heavy machine guns, and the Syrian Observatory published earlier that tensions prevails the northern countryside of Aleppo, near the Syrian-Turkish borders. The SOHR learned that this tension came after the arrival of the reinforcements of the Turkish forces to the southern countryside of Azaz. Tensions are also mixed up with anticipation in Afrin area for any developments in the current situation amid continued preparations of by the factions of the countryside of Aleppo along with the Turkish forces to carry out a wide-scale military operation against the Syria Democratic Forces in Afrin and the area located between Marea’ and Deir Jamal in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

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