Celebratory gunfire after Erdogan win wounds 20 people in NE Syria

ALEPPO, Syria (North Press) – The total toll of wounded due to stray bullets fired in the Syrian opposition-held areas during celebrations of the Turkish president’s winning a third term in power reached on Sunday 20 people.

Areas run by the Turkish-backed factions of the Syrian National Army (SNA) witnessed broad festivals, celebrating Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory, and the region witnessed intensive celebrating gunfire, wounding 20 people, including four children and two women.

The Monitoring and Documentation Department of North Press Agency documented the wounding of 20 people in different areas of the opposition.

The wounded were distributed as follows: seven wounded in Afrin and its countryside north of Aleppo, four in Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) in the countryside of Hasakah, three each in the city of Azaz north of Aleppo and the city of Tel Abyad in the northern countryside of Raqqa, two in the city of al-Bab east of Aleppo, and one wounded in Jarablus.

On Sunday, Erdogan won his third term in the runoff round of the presidential elections, securing 52.4 percent of the votes, according to Turkey’s Supreme Election Council.

Reporting by Malin Muhammad