Turkish army shelled border Syrian settlements

SYRIA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — At least six Syrian localities in northwestern Hassaké governorate bordering Turkey are being shelled by the country’s artillery, the Sana news agency reported.

Turkish artillery has targeted border areas in northwestern Hasaké governorate, according to the official Syrian news agency Sana. According to his information, these include six villages.

Some shells fell in Al-Hamdaniya neighborhood, around the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, on the border with Turkey. No information on casualties among civilians has been made public at this time.

According to the agency, fierce clashes erupted between Turkish troops and Syrian armed opposition, on the one hand, and Kurdish militia units on the other, between two localities near the border.

– Operation Source of Peace –

On 9 October, Ankara began its military operation Source of Peace in northern Syria to remove Kurdish forces from the Turkish border and create a 30 km buffer zone. Many countries and organizations have condemned this offensive, which the Syrian authorities regard as an aggression.

On 17 October, Turkey and the United States reached an agreement on the establishment of a 120-hour ceasefire in northeastern Syria to allow the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area. buffer.


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