Villages in Syria’s Hasakah undergo 10-day relentless Turkish shelling

TEL TAMR, Syrian (North Press) – On Monday, Turkish forces and their affiliated armed Syrian opposition factions, known otherwise as Syrian National Army (SNA), shelled the village of Dardara in north of the town of Tel Tamr, north of Hasakah.

A source in Tel Tamr Military Council, affiliated with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told North Press that the Turkish forces shelled Dardara north of the town today morning with artillery.

Shelling caused damages in civilian properties, the source said.

On Sunday, the same village and villages in the neighboring town of Zigan (Abu Rsain) were shelled by the Turkish forces.

Tel Tamr and Zirgan in north of Hasakah, northeast Syria, have been under intensive Turkish shelling for ten days, causing immense material damages and leading eventually to displacements.

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.

Tel Tamr has been under constant attack by Turkish military and its affiliated armed Syrian opposition 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 Dilsoz Youssef