Turkish forces shell Syria’s Manbij countryside, killing civilian

MANBIJ, Syria (North Press) – Turkish forces bombed on Saturday the village al-Jarad, north the city of Manbij, north Syria, with heavy and medium weapons, killing a young man.

“The young man, Muhammad Khalid Muhammad Ali (23), lost his life while working on his family’s farmland in his village of al-Jarad,” a well-informed source from the village told North Press.

The young man was found dead after being hit by several bullets and thrown on the ground after targeting the village by the Turkish forces and their affiliation opposition SNA factions, The source added.

On June 1, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed his threats to launch a military operation on the cities of Manbij and Tal Rifaat, which house displaced people from several Syrian regions.

On June 29, two children lost their lives in a Turkish targeting with a guided missile that targeted their house in the village of Arab Hassan, north of the city of Manbij.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated Manbij from ISIS rule in 2016, and the city is now under the control of the SDF-aligned Manbij Military Council (MMC).

Reporting by Saddam al-Hassan