People in Syria’s Qamishli bid farewell to 6 victims of Turkish strikes

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – People of the city of Qamishli in northeast Syria bid farewell on Tuesday to six civilians who were killed in Turkish airstrikes on Monday.

Thousands of people including officials of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) attended the funeral of the six people who were killed in the Turkish airstrikes.

The recent wave of airstrikes that started on Dec. 23, targeted 33 sites, including an industrial facility in the Allaya neighborhood near a prison that detains militants of the Islamic State (ISIS), Simav press printing house, a grain silos, a cement facility, a mill, a clothing factory, and the train station in the city of Qamishli. In addition, the Turkish forces bombed the village of Segerka and a cement factory in the village of Shork in the east of Qamishli.

In a recent toll documented by the Documentation and Monitoring Department of North Press, the Turkish airstrikes resulted in the killing of 10 civilians, including two women, and the injury of 25 others, including seven women and two children.

Commenting of the attack, Mazloum Abdi, Commander in Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the “Turkish aggression took a dangerous turn today” as it expanded its targeting to include infrastructure and civilian facilities in the region. 

In a statement, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) called on human rights and humanitarian organizations to condemn Turkish attacks that targeted 14 sites in North and East Syria.  

By Nalin Ali