Turkish forces shell north of Syria’s Hasakah  

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – Turkish forces targeted on Tuesday several villages and towns north of Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria.

The shelling was concentrated on the town of Abu Rasin (Zirgan).

A military source told North Press that the Turkish artillery targeted a farming  center downtown Abu Rasin (Zirgan), twice in minutes.

At the same time, the Turkish artillery targeted the village of al-Asadiya, affiliated with Abu Rasin, with three shells, according to the same source.

The Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) in the centre of the town, was also targeted with four mortars,  the source added.

An eyewitness pointed out that a number of the town’s residents fled their houses due to the Turkish violent shelling

Half an hour earlier, the Turkish artillery targeted the village of Quboor al-Qarajneh north of the town of Tel Tamr, north of Hasakah, causing only material damages.

This comes two hours after the Turkish forces targeted five villages west of the town, displacing residents. 

Right now, contact lines with the Turkish forces north of Hasakah governorate are witnessing uneasy calm, according to North Press correspondent 

This coincides with another Turkish escalation on the city of Kobani, north Syria, claiming life of a child, injuring others. The northern countryside of Aleppo went through a similar shelling by the Turkish forces that led to the injury of a child.

Reporting by Salah Oskan