المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish forces carry out the 2nd round of artillery shelling on the areas controlled by the Kurdish forces in Afrin accompanied with clashes

The area of Afrin in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo is witnessing a renewed artillery and rocket shelling by the Turkish forces, where the Syrian Observatory for Human rights monitored shelling by artillery and mortar shells targeting areas of Qrah Baba, Maskah and Jisr Hashraki in Raju Township, and reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the shelling caused material damage to the property of citizens, but no information about casualties so far, also sporadic clashes are taking place, in conjunction with exchange of heavy machineguns’ fire between Turkish forces and YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border.

This is the second round of artillery shelling by Turkish forces on the areas controlled by YPG in Afrin area, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored this afternoon that the Turkish forces targeted the areas and the villages of Iska, Basufan, Dayr Ballut, Shah Dira, Mila Khalil, Jalama, Burj Suliman and Jandairis.

It is noteworthy that Afrin area witnessed repeated shelling in the past few months by the Turkish forces which turned during the past two months hold their control over points where they can be presented in the vicinity of Afrin area, and in the outskirts of the YPG-held areas, after they entered the area and carried out reconnaissance operations in Idlib and Aleppo countryside, in order to determine the most suitable place, and these rounds took place with the accompanying and the protection of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham which secured the entry of the Turkish forces and their reconnaissance to the area, until they hold their points.

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