Turkish artillery targets villages in Syria’s Hasakah

TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press) – Turkish forces shelled on Tuesday two villages near the town of Tel Tamr, north of Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria.

A source in the Tel Tamr Military Council, affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told North Press, “Turkish forces shelled with artillery the village of al-Gozaliya after this afternoon.”

The source added the village of Tel al-Laban was subjected to similar shelling hours earlier.

Damage was limited to material, according to the source.

The villages and towns located in the northern countryside of Hasakah are subjected to almost daily bombardment by the Turkish forces and their affiliated factions of the Syrian National Army (SNA), in addition to infiltration attempts by SNA militants which have been thwarted by the Tel Tamr Military Council.

Tel Tamr, which has a population of about 25.000 and is 30km 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.

Reporting by Adnan Hamo