The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

4 children and women were killed in Turkish shelling on Afrin rising the death toll to 30 civilians killed in 4 consecutive days of aerial and ground shelling on the area

Aleppo province – the Syrian observatory for Human rights:: Turkish shelling continue on areas controlled by the SDF in Afrin area, and the SOHR monitored ongoing artillery and missile shelling on the district of Jandiris, and other places in the countryside of Afrin, and the shelling caused the death of 4 citizens; they are 2 children and 2 women, one of them is an elderly woman, and 10 others were injured with different severity, and the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of several injured people in serious conditions, rising to at least 27 people also including 8 children and 4 women, the number of citizens who were killed in shelling by the Turkish forces and the Turkish warplanes on Afrin city since the 20th of January 2018 in the areas of Jilbara and Marimeen and other places in Afrin city, and a man and his child were killed in shelling by the SDF on towns of Kiljibrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

As more civilians are getting killed due to the artillery and aerial shelling on Afrin and the northern countryside of Aleppo, ongoing and violent clashes are taking place between the Syria Democratic Forces against the Turkish forces and the rebel and Islamic factions backed by them, in areas stretched from the north-east of Afrin to the its south-west at the northern borders with Turkey and the western borders with Iskednrun. The operation aimed at advancing in the area and control large areas of Afrin countryside located on the northern and western countryside of Aleppo, and the violent clashes are taking place between the both parties in places in the areas of Qastal Jendo, Balyeh Qarna, Shenkal, Adamanly, Surka, Amra, Shadia and Hamam as well as the townships of Raju, Jendires, Bulbula and Shaya, amid intensive and exchange of targeting between the both parties, and the SOHR monitored the SDF managing to control the villages of Qastal Jendo, in conjunction with ongoing artillery and aerial shelling on places in Afrin area, and there is information about human losses in the ranks of both parties, and the SOHR monitored that the death toll has increased to 43 at least, the number of fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions operating in “Olive Branch” Operation who were killed in addition to 2 Turkish fighters, , while it has increased to at least 38, the number of the fighters of the SDF and the Civil Defense who were killed in the clashes between them, including a reporter of the SDF who died affected by the injury he had during the coverage of the battle in the north-east of Afrin.

A video of the SOHR shows the SDF presence in Qastal Jindo village located on the hill of Barsaya in the northeastern countryside of Afrin.


شريط مصور للمرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان يرصد تواجد قوات سوريا الديمقراطية في قرية قسطل جندو الواقعة على سفوح هضبة برصايا في ريف عفرين الشمالي الشرقي

Posted by ‎المرصد السوري‎ on Tuesday, January 23, 2018