Turkey escalates attacks on Syria’s Hasakah countryside
TEL-TAMR, Syria (North Press) – The villages located on the contact line in the countryside of the towns of Tel-Tamr and Abu Rasin, north Hasakah, northeast Syria, have been heavily bombed by Turkish artillery and drones during the first week of this April.
Despite the presence of the Russian guarantor in the area, the Turkish forces and the affiliated factions have violated the ceasefire agreement more than ten times within a week, according to what North Press monitored.
Background: Following invading Sere Kaniye and Tel-Abyad in 2019, Turkey signed a ceasefire agreement with the Russian and American sides.
Destruction and injuries
Over the week, the Turkish bombardment has resulted in large damage to the residents’ homes and vital facilities. It also lead to the injury of nine people, including six civilians.
On the 3rd of April, the town of Abu Rasin and its countryside plus the countryside of Tel-Tamr town, witnessed intense shelling by the Turkish forces and the affiliated opposition factions with heavy weapons. The shelling resulted in the injury of a person from the village of Tel al-Ward in the countryside of Abu Rasin.
Meanwhile, Tel-Tamr power substation was hit with missiles late last night by the Turkish forces and it consequently went out of service.
A leader in the Syriac Military Council of SDF, and a translator who was accompanying him were wounded on Sunday by a Turkish drone targeting their car near the Russian base north of Tel-Tamr, the media center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said.
Three members of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) were wounded on Monday evening by a Turkish drone targeting their center in the town of Abu Rasin, north of Hasakah, northeast Syria.
On Wednesday, the village of al-Asadiya in the countryside of Abu Rasin was with several artillery shells by the Turkish forces, injuring five members of one family, including three children and a girl.
“The Turkish military escalation on the contact lines in northeast Syria, aims to create fertile ground for the terrorist cells in the region, allowing them to move secretly to implement their criminal plans,” Mattai Hanna, a spokesman for the Syriac Military Council, told North Press on Monday.
Hanna criticized the stance of the Russian forces regarding the Turkish escalation, and the failure to show any reaction to the frequent attacks on the residents’ homes on the lines of contact.
Websites close to the opposition factions published the killing of Ali Abu Ibrahim, a member of the intelligence service of the Turkish-backed opposition factions, earlier this week, in the countryside of Sere Kaniye, in mysterious circumstances.
The killing of Abu Ibrahim came as a result of the disputes among the factions, in light of the state of security chaos in the region, Local sources told North Press.
The areas under the control of the Turkish forces and the affiliated opposition factions have been witnessing a state of security chaos and permanent disputes among the factions, which often turn into infighting.