Turkish shelling causes power outage in Hasakah countryside

TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press) – Turkish artillery shelling on Thursday evening caused power outage in the town of Tel Tamr, north of Hasakah Governorate in northeastern Syria.

The Turkish forces shelled, with a barrage of artillery shells, al-Hamra neighborhood in the town of Tel Tamr and the vicinity of the power station and the villages of Umm al-Keif, al-Aboush, Tel Tawil and al-Tawilah in the countryside of the town, causing material damage.

Co-chair of the Electricity Department in Tel Tamr, Fahd Samaila, told North Press, “The Turkish shelling led to the interruption of the 66 kV line cables feeding the power substation, which caused a complete power outage in the town.”

Tel Tamr, which has a population of about 25,000 and is 30 km 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.

The town has been under constant attack by Turkish forces and their SNA factions for more than two years.

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 armed Syrian opposition factions control the northern countryside up to the city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) on the northern border of Syria.  

Reporting by Adnan Hamo