2 civilians injured in Turkish drone attack on Syria’s Ain Issa

AIN ISSA, Syria (North Press) – On Tuesday, two civilians were wounded in a Turkish drone attack on the town of Ain Issa, 50 km north of Raqqa Governorate in northern Syria.

Ain Issa and its countryside as well as villages in the western countryside of Tel Abyad and other areas in northeastern Syria have been witnessing successive shelling by Turkish forces and their affiliated armed opposition factions, also known as Syrian National Army (SNA), since 2019 following the so-called Peace Spring operation against Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) and Tel Abyad.

The Turkish drone targeted the civilians who gathered in front the gas station on the highway at the northern entrance to the town, a local source told North Press.

The town of Ain Issa is a link among the areas of Jazira, Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa, Kobani, Manbij, and Aleppo.

The attack resulted in the injury of two civilians; Ahmad al-Khedr, 21, and Ali Khalil, 20, who were hospitalized to Omar Alloush hospital to get treatment, the source added.  

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.    

Reporting by Gulistan Muhammad