Two siblings injured in Turkish shelling north of Syria’s Hasakah

TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press) – Two civilians were wounded on Saturday after Turkish forces renewed their shelling of the countryside of Tel Tamr, a town north of Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria.

 A source of Tel Tamr Military Council, affiliated with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told North Press that the Turkish forces re-shelled on Saturday evening the villages of Umm al-Khair and al-Salmasa, west of Tel Tamr.

The bombardment resulted in the injury of two siblings from al-Salmasa: Majda al-Bibi, 16, and Hatem al-Bibi, 24. It also caused material damage to the villagers’ homes.

A medical source at the Legarin Hospital in Tel Tamr told North Press that the two siblings received the proper treatment, adding that their condition is stable.

Earlier on Saturday, the villages of al-Abush, al-Ghaibish, al-Tawila, Umm al-Keif, al-Gozaliya and Tel Laban were all shelled by the Turkish forces, resulting in the injury of nine civilians, including children, according to what medical and military sources told North Press.

Out of those nine, three were hospitalized to the People’s Hospital in Hasakah, and one of them was critically injured.

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.

The Turkish strikes come after two days of calmness in the front lines in the countryside of the towns of Tel Tamer and Zirgan (Abu Rasin), north of Hasakah.

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. 

Reporting by Adnan Hamo