المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Eastern and northeastern countryside of Aleppo witness new clashes between SDF and “Euphrates Shield” Operation Forces

Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: places in al-Faris village in the southern countryside of Aleppo were shelled by the regime forces, while the “Euphrates Wrath” Operation Forces  shelled positions of the Syria Democratic Forces in the villages of Ein Daqneh and al-Biloniyya in the northern countryside of Aleppo, also the Syria Democratic Forces targeted using heavy machine guns locations of “Euphrates Shield” factions in the village of Daghelbash in the countryside of al-Bab city, and the Turkish forces -for the second consecutive day- targeted areas in the vicinity and outskirts of Afrin city, located in the north-western countryside of Aleppo and controlled by YPG, the Syrian Observatory’s local sources confirmed that the shells landed in the vicinity of the city and caused material damage and fire, no information about casualties yet.

Yesterday, shells targeted the vicinity of Afrin city, coincided with the fall of other shells launched by the Turkish forces on the vicinity of the city and its outskirts, which caused the death of a young man and injured others. the Turkish forces had also shelled the day before yesterday areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces which are Qaramil, Hsajek, al-Nirabiyyah, Um Hosh, Tal Rifaat, Al-Hesia, Mar’anaz, Ahras, and other areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, causing several injuries

While demonstrations were carried out in Afrin area which is controlled by YPG in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, where tens of thousands of people carried out demonstrations denouncing the Turkish intervention and the military operation which Turkey intends to carry out against the Syria Democratic Forces in Afrin area and the northern countryside of Aleppo, and they also denounced the Turkish shelling which left casualties and injuries yesterday in villages controlled by the Syria Democratic forces.

While 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 about 20 others, also 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, which aims to get thousands of displaced people to their villages, where the Afrin Area and its outskirts is witnessing an escalation of Turkish shelling and exchange of shelling between the factions and the Syria Democratic Forces along with the tension that prevailed the area since the 20th of June 2017, with the start entry of the Turkish reinforcement to the southern countryside of Azaz.

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