Turkey shells Syria’s Tel Tamr countryside

TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, the second day of Eid al-Adha, Turkish forces and Turkish-backed armed factions targeted the countryside of Tel Tamr and the outskirts of the M4 Highway, north Hasakah, northeast Syria, with mortar shells.

“Early in the morning, Turkish army targeted the village of Tawila, west of Tel Tamr, with mortars,” North Press correspondent cited a source from the Tel Tamr Military Council as saying.

“Shells fell down among villagers’ houses, causing material losses to houses and possessions,” the source added.

Additionally, several shells fell on the outskirts of the M4 Highway, according to the source. 

Late in June, the Turkish army artillery shelled the village of al-Arisha, west of Tel Tamr, killing 18 sheep and causing material losses to civilian property.

The Turkish army has been stationed on the outskirts of Tel Tamr at a length of 40 kilometers for a year and a half after they took control over the border city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) in late 2019.

Reporting by Delsoz Youssef