4 Civilians Wounded In Turkish Mortar Shelling Of Syria’s Qamishli

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Four people lost their lives on Tuesday in a Turkish shelling by two mortar shells targeted a location in the city of Qamishli, northeast Syria.

A military source told North Press that the two mortar shells landed in the village of Segirka just behind COVID-19 hospital northern Qamishli. 

The initial report noted to the death of four people and the injury of three others, in addition to the destruction affected the place.

This comes within Turkish violent escalation on most of northeast Syria villages started on Monday. 

On Monday, thousands of residents of Qamishli city, northeastern Syria, participated in the funeral of two children who were killed in a Turkish drone strike in the city two days ago.

On August 6, a Turkish drone bombed a car in the al-Sinaa neighborhood in Qamishli, resulting in the death of four people, including the two children Ahmad Shibi, 14, and Aheng Shibi, 16.  

The Turkish forces have escalated and increased their drone strikes days after Sochi summit which brought together Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

On July 1, Erdogan said that Ankara’s new military operation in northern Syria could begin at any moment.

Erdogan wants to get a green light or at least still a yellow light from Moscow because it has troops in Syria to be able to launch a military operation against northern Syria.

Reporting by Nalin Ali/Muhammad al-Omari