Turkey re-bombs villages in Syria’s Hasakah countryside

TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, the Turkish forces and the affiliated armed opposition factions re-bombed the countryside of the town of Tel-Tamr, north of Hasakah, northeast Syria.

The villages of Tel-Tawil, Umm al-Keif, al-Tawila and Tel-Juma’, in the countryside of the town of Tel-Tamr, were shelled with a barrage of artillery and mortar shells by the Turkish forces, a source in the Tel-Tamr Military Council told North Press. 

No information was reported on the damage caused by the shelling, according to the source. 

Yesterday, the aforementioned villages were bombed by the Turkish forces less than 24 hours after a relative calm the area witnessed. 

The countryside of Tel Tamr includes about 33 Assyrian villages, five of which were almost fully emptied due to ISIS attacks and their location on the frontlines with the Turkish forces, according to the residents.  

Most of the villages on the contact lines with the Turkish forces in the countryside of Tel Tamr, north of Hasakah, have become empty of residents due to the continuous bombardment. 

The Turkish forces and the affiliated armed factions’ bombardment of the areas in north of Hasakah, is an attempt to displace the residents of those areas, the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) said on December 21. 

Reporting by Dilsoz Youssef