Three civilians injured in Turkish shelling of Syria’s Kobani

KOBANI, Syria (North Press) – On Thursday, three civilians, who work for the Water Directorate in Kobani city, northern Syria, were injured in a Turkish shelling while doing maintenance work in the village of Zor Maghar, west of the city.

A medical source from al-Amal Hospital in Kobani said that they received three injured civilians named Muslim Khalil Ismail, Bozan Sheikh Nabi, and Fadel Bazar.

The medical source noted that their injuries ranges between serious to superficial.

Both Khalisa Haji and Masoud Bouzi, co-chairs of the Kobani Water Directorate of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), told North Press that the workers were on a maintenance tour when targeted by the Turkish forces in the village.

They added that the injured are workers and supervisors of water pumps that push water from Euphrates River to Kobani, and their usual work is to supervise and maintain the pumps.

At the same day a civilian was wounded in a Turkish shelling, which preceded this targeting, on the village of Jarqali, west of Kobani, local sources told North Press.

The villages of Koran and Qaramogh, east of Kobani, were also subjected to similar Turkish shelling this afternoon.

Reporting by Fattah Issa/ Samer Othman