Turkish shelling targets Syria’s Tel Tamr, Kobani, Aleppo countryside

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) –  On Tuesday morning, Turkish forces targeted, with artillery shells, several neighborhoods in the city of Kobani and its countryside, in addition to villages held by the Syrian government forces in the countryside of Tel Tamr and others in the northern countryside of Aleppo Governorate.

North Press correspondent said that Turkish shelling targeted a car near a center of Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) in Kobani.

Five artillery shells hit the neighborhood of Martyr Bayman in Kobani, coinciding with intensive artillery shelling on the villages of Boban, Seftek, Ashma and Silem, in the western countryside of the city, according to the correspondent.

As a result of the shelling, residents of border neighborhoods fled their areas and headed towards the city center amidst ongoing Turkish shelling, he added.

North Press reporter said, quoting a military source, that the Turkish forces and Turkish-backed armed Syrian opposition factions, also known as Syrian National Army (SNA), targeted the villages of al-Tawila, al-Gozaliya, Tel al-Laban, Umm al-Kheir, and Salmasa in the countryside of Tel Tamr north of Hasakah Governorate, with heavy artillery and mortars.

The village of Ibbin in Sherawa district in the northern countryside of Aleppo witnessed intermittent Turkish artillery shelling, according to another source.

The source stressed that the shelling continued until the moment this report was prepared. 

The shells fell in the vicinity of the village on empty lands, according to the same source.

Reporting by Rahaf Youssef