Former Turkish shelling claims life of female student – Syria’s AANES

RAQQ, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) announced the martyrdom of a female student, who was wounded in a Turkish shelling of an educational center in a village northeast Syria two weeks ago.

On August 18, a Turkish drone targeted a UN-affiliated educational center on Hasakah-Tel Tamr road, killing four girls and injuring 11 others, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria said in a statement.

The UN-affiliated center in the village of Shmouka near a base of the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS was opened based on an agreement between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the United Nations.

The AANES said on its official account that the student Slava Ramadan succumbed to her injuries.

The AANES was first formed in 2014 in the Kurdish-majority regions of Afrin, Kobani and Jazira in northern Syria following the withdrawal of the government forces. Later, it was expanded to Manbij, Tabqa, Raqqa, Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor after the SDF defeated ISIS militarily there.

Gen. John Brennan, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve Commander condemned on August 19 the Turkish attack against girls playing volleyball, saying, “On behalf of CJTF-OIR, I condemn this attack and any others that kill and injure civilians.”

Reporting by Zana al-Ali