Turkey bombs infrastructure of northeast Syria to displace residents

AIN ISSA, Syria (North Press) – Turkey is bombing the infrastructure in order to push the residents of the area to leave their villages and towns, the co-chair of the Water Directorate in the town of Ain Issa in Raqqa northern countryside, north Syria, Nour Amin, said on Wednesday. 

“Not only the populated safe areas of northeast Syria in general and Ain Issa and its villages in particular, but the vital facilities, institutions and water stations, including the water station in Hesha, which is the only station that supplies the residents of the area with water are hit by Turkey and its affiliated opposition factions,” Amin added.  

During the past days, the Turkish forces bombed the western areas of the countryside of Tel Abyad and Ain Issa continuously, causing the death of one person and wounding 11 others.

Amin pointed out that the water station in the town of Hesha supplied al-Fatesa station and Ain Issa water station to provide all villages in the countryside of Ain Issa town with water, but at the end of 2019, when Turkey and its affiliated factions took control of Tel Abyad, they bombed al-Fatesa station and it has been out of service since then.

“The Turkish bombing greatly damaged al-Fatesa water station. The drinking water has been completely cut off to the town of Ain Issa and its countryside. The area is supplied with water through water tanks provided by the municipality,” he added. 

The station according to the official needs $125,000 to be restored, and that they will start working on it immediately. 

Several areas in Kobani, Tel-Abyad, Ain Issa and its countryside were bombed on January 8 by Turkey, in particular the villages of Qaramogh, Alishar, Tel Hajib, Sarzuri, Khan, Kultep, Bir Khat, Korek, Khalidiya, al-Hoshan, al-Fatesa, the Kobani Cement Company and the M4 highway, of Kobani countryside, with heavy weapons.

The bombing resulted in the loss of life of a civilian from the village of Khan, and the injury of 11 others, in addition to significant material damage.  

Amin called on the  international organizations and guarantor countries to stand against these repeated targeting of populated villages. 

Reporting by Gulistan Muhammad