13 soldiers of government force killed in Turkish airstrikes on Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria (North Press) – Total outcome of casualties among Syrian government forces as a result of Turkish airstrikes on the northern countryside of Aleppo since Saturday night has risen to the killing of 13 soldiers and the injury of seven others. 

On Monday dawn, Turkish warplanes launched two airstrikes on a village in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

An exclusive source told North Press that the airstrikes targeted a post of the government forces in the village of Bailouniyah, killing three soldiers and injuring two others.

So far, 13 government soldiers have been killed and seven others have been wounded in the villages of Shawargha and Bailouniyah as a result of the recent Turkish attacks.

After the airstrikes, Turkish artillery targeted the aforementioned village, the village of Kafr Anton and the outskirts of the town of Tel Rifaat, in the northern countryside of Aleppo, according to the source.

The town of Tel Rifaat, 35 km north of Aleppo city, has been a shelter for Afrin displaced people since 2018 following the Turkish invasion of Afrin and its countryside which resulted in the displacement of about 300.000 of the original inhabitants.

There are 1.662 displaced families from Afrin and 35 displaced families from Idlib live in Tel Rifaat, according to statistics carried out by Autonomous Administration of Afrin, which is currently operating in the northern countryside of Aleppo. 

There are also 630 families that include about 3.000 people of original residents in the town, according to the same source.

Syria’s Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday the killing of a number of its soldiers in Turkish airstrikes on the countryside of Hasakah and Aleppo governorates, without showing any stances towards the attacks.

Reporting by Rahaf Youssef