Turkish drone hits Qamishli in NE Syria, injuring five people

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – A Turkish drone hit on Thursday the city of Qamishli, northeast Syria, injuring five people and damaging some vehicles, the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) said.

 “A Turkish drone bombed a site in the city of Qamishli,” local sources told North Press.

In a statement, the Asayish said that “a Turkish drone targeted a warehouse of the Community Protection Forces, in the Maysaloun neighborhood, and damaged some vehicles parked nearby.”

The recent targeting coincides with ongoing Turkish attacks on the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES)-run areas, amid threats to launch a new military operation on the region.

On June 1, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed his threats of launching a military operation on northern Syria.

The Asayish statement called on the international community and the guarantor states of the ceasefire agreement to assume their responsibilities regarding the ongoing violations.

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 with Russia and the other 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.

Reporting by Adnan Hamo