Turkish shelling of Raqqa countryside injures three civilians

KOBANI, Syria (North Press) – Turkish forces and their affiliated opposition factions (SNA) bombed on Sunday evening the village of Abu al-Nitona, west of Ain Issa, northern Syria, wounding 3 people.

“The village of Abu al-Nitona, located in the western countryside of Ain Issa town, was struck with heavy bombardment by the Turkish forces and the SNA,” a local source told North Press.

The source said that the three people were transported to a hospital in the Jalabiya district, west of Ain Issa, to receive treatment.

“The condition of the three people is stable after providing treatment and first aid being given to them,” a medical source from the hospital said.

On May 29, a person was injured when Turkish forces targeted the village of Mu’allaq, west of Ain Issa town, with light weapons.

The countryside of Ain Issa and other regions of north and northeast Syria are frequently shelled by the Turkish forces and their affiliated Syrian armed opposition factions, also known as Syrian National Army (SNA) despite the signed ceasefire agreement there.

Following the Turkish “Peace Spring” military operation in October 2019, which resulted in the occupation of the two cities of Tel Abyad, north of Raqqa, and Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain), north of Hasakah, Turkey signed two ceasefire agreements, one was with Russia and the other was with the US.

The agreements stipulate halt of all hostilities there and the withdrawal of the SDF 30 km in depth away from the Turkish border in addition to conducting Turkish-Russian joint patrols in order to monitor the implementation of the agreements.   

On May 17, a family of a mother and four children was injured due to a Turkish shelling on the village of Qartaj in Ain Issa.

Reporting by Fattah Issa