Wounded toll of Turkish shelling of Syria’s Kobani rises to two

KOBANI, Syria (North Press) – On Tuesday, the casualties’ toll of Turkish shelling of a village east of Kobani, a city north Syria, that was launched on Monday night has raised to two wounded.

Turkish forces and their affiliated armed Syrian opposition factions targeted the villages of Qaramogh, Koran and Jishan east of Kobani in addition to the villages of Mazra Abroush, Tel Shaer and Salim west of Kobani with artillery and mortars.

A local source said the 25-year-old Othman Haro, a resident of Koran, was slightly wounded in the shoulder in the Turkish shelling.

Hours before, “Masoud Ayoub, 53, from the village of Qaramogh, was slightly wounded in the Turkish forces’ shelling, and he was taken to a hospital to receive proper treatment.”

A military source told North Press the shelling of Qaramogh targeted the residents’ homes, while the bombardment of Tel Shaer, Koltab and Jishan focused on military posts of the Syrian government forces.

On September 20, Turkish artillery targeted a Syrian government post located between the villages of Jishan and Qaramogh, 20 km east of Kobani.

On September 18, Turkish forces launched eight air raids, targeting Syrian government posts, east of Kobani.

On August 16, Turkish warplanes targeted a post of the government forces in village of Jareqli, west of Kobani with more than ten airstrikes, killing a number of the government soldiers.

Another Turkish shelling hit villages in the countryside of the town of Ain Issa and the city of Tel Abyad with heavy and medium weapons in tandem with the shelling of Kobani countryside.

Following the Turkish incursion into northeastern Syria 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 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) 32 km away from the Turkish border.

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

Reporting by Samer Othman