Casualties of Turkish shelling of Syria’s Hasakah rise to 9                                                                   

TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press) – Toll of wounded due to Turkish shelling of villages of Tel Tamr, a town northeast Syria, on Saturday, has come up to nine individuals.

A source in Martyr Legarin Dispensary told North Press that nine civilians, including children and elderly, they were wounded as a result of the Turkish shelling this morning on the countryside of the town, and they were transported to the dispensary.

The town of Tel Tamr north of Hasakah has been under constant attack by Turkish military and its affiliated armed opposition factions, known as Syrian National Army (SNA), for more than two years.

One of the wounded individuals called Ahmad al-Muhammad ,60, was seriously injured, and he had his right hand amputated, according to the source.

A source in Tel Tamr Military Council, a military formation affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told North Press that Turkish Forces targeted six villages in the countryside of Tel Tamr.

The villages are “al-Abush, al-Ghaibish, al-Tawila, Umm al-Keif, al-Kozaliya, Tel Laban.”

Material damages in civilians houses and possessions, in the aforementioned villages, were also reported due to the Turkish shelling.

Tel Tamr, which has a population of about 25,000 and is 30 km away from the Syrian-Turkish border, is of strategic importance as it is a junction on the M4 Highway linking the Jazira region in northeast Syria to Aleppo governorate in northwest.   

Parts of the northern and western countryside of the town and the entire southern countryside are protected by the Syriac Military Council and the Assyrian Khabour Guards Forces, while the Turkish-backed SNA control the northern countryside up to the city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) on the northern border of Syria.

Reporting by Rahaf Youssef