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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Afrin witnesses the fifth round of the Turkish shelling in about 48 hours after the start of the escalation on the area

Aleppo Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: sporadic clashes took place after the midnight of Sunday – Monday, in areas in the vicinity of Mare’, Ein Daqneh and Maraanaz in the northern countryside of Hama, between the rebel factions against the Syria Democratic Forces, accompanied by exchange of targeting and no information about casualties was reported, while the Turkish selling renewed on places near Afrin city north-west of Aleppo, where the Turkish forces targeted during the last night, areas on Jandairis – Afrin Road as well as other places by shells, and no information about casualties was reported yet, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published last night, that the Turkish forces renewed the shelling targeting areas controlled by the Kurdish Forces in Afrin area, which is located in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored targeting by the Turkish forces on Sunday evening, targeting areas of Basoufan and Ghazawiyah of Shirawa Township, in conjunction with shelling places in the Villat al-Qadi area which caused material damage, but no information about casualties, also explosions were heard in the northern countryside of Aleppo, caused by the fall of shells in Azaz area which is controlled by the factions, sources said that the source of the shelling was the Syria Democratic Forces northern of Aleppo, In the same context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a YPG fighter due to shelling by Turkish forces at the countryside of Afrin yesterday.

 

While this round is the 5th round of shelling by the Turkish forces that targets Afrin area in about 48 hours, where the Syrian Observatory monitored in the previous 4 rounds, shelling by the Turkish forces targeted the areas and the areas of Basoufan, Villat al-Qadi, Ghazawiyah and other places in the areas of Qatma, Kafr Jannah, as well as the areas and the villages of Qura Papa, Maskah, Jisr Hashraka in Raju Township, Iska, Basoufan, Dier Ballut, Shah Dira, Mullah Khalil, Jalma, Burj Sleiman and Jendires, which caused material damage and injured two citizens, one of them is a child who was seriously injured, also 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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