Turkish shelling claims lives of 4 SDF fighters in Syria’s Amuda

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Media center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday that four fighters of Self-Defense Forces (compulsory recruitment), affiliated with the SDF, lost their lives in a Turkish drone attack on the countryside of Amuda, a city in the western countryside of Qamishli.

This came in a statement by the SDF, in which it said, “A Turkish UAV targeted yesterday an outpost of our Self-defense forces in Amuda countryside, resulting in the martyrdom of four fighters and injury of several civilians while trying to evacuate the wounded.”

On the same day, Turkish forces escalated shelling of several areas in northeastern Syria, including Tel Tamr, Kobani and Aleppo countryside, in addition to several areas in the countryside of Qamishli and Hasakah, claiming the lives of civilians and military members.

National and international community must curb the Turkish military escalation on inhabited areas in northeastern Syria, in addition to the violations committed against the population, the statement added.

Reporting by Rahaf Youssef