Person wounded in Turkish strike north of Syria’s Hasakah

TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press)A person was injured in a Turkish drone strike on Wednesday evening in the countryside of Tel Tamr town, north of Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria.

A source of the Tel Tamr Military Council, affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told North Press, “A Turkish drone targeted the village of al-Ghaibesh, 1 km west of Tel Tamr.”

“The bombing injured a civilian, who was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source added.

This is the first time Turkey uses a drone in its attacks on the countryside of the town, in a new violation of the ceasefire agreement.

Following the Turkish incursion in October 2019, Turkey signed two ceasefire agreements, one with Russia and the other with the US, stipulating ceasing all hostilities and the withdrawal of the SDF 32 km away from the Turkish border.

The SDF did withdrew from the border areas according to the agreement, but Turkey continues targeting the area.

Since the beginning of this week, the countryside of Tel Tamer has been subjected to a Turkish military bombardment.

Tel Tamr, which has a population of about 25.000 and is 30km 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. 

Parts of the northern and western countryside of the town and the entire southern countryside are protected by the Syriac Military Council and the Assyrian Khabour Guards Forces, while the Turkish-backed SNA control the northern countryside up to the city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) on the northern border of Syria.

Reporting by Muhammad al-Qadi