Turkish drone targets Syriac Military Council member
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A Turkish drone targeted a member of the General Command of the Syriac Military Council Orom Maroge in Tal Tamr on Sunday, the Media Centre of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement.
The strike happened while Maroge "was escorting the Russian side heading to the Tal Tamr power station, which was subjected to Turkish bombardment this evening, injuring Maroge and his translator."
"A member of MFS General Command and fighters injured. We as MFS condemn this attack against our forces and SDF," the Syriac Military Council tweeted.
Urgent from NE Syria: Turkish drone attack targeted vehicle transporting #Syriac Military Council, MFS fighters in Tel Tamer area. A member of MFS General Command and fighters injured. We as MFS condemn this attack against our forces and SDF. @SDFinformation @CENTCOM @esu_int— SyriacMilitaryMFS (@SyriacMFS) April 3, 2022
Aram Hanna, the SDF spokesperson, said that Fadim Ahmad, one of the coordinators with Russian forces working in Tel Tamr, was also injured.
Turkish-backed forces have recently increased the shelling of areas near Ain Issa and Tal Tamir.
On Friday, one person was killed and two others injured by a Turkish drone attack, including the well-known poet Ferhad Merde, near the town of Tirbespi (Qahtaniya) in the northeastern Hasakah province.
Despite separate ceasefire agreements between Turkey and Russia and Turkey and the United States, in effect since October 2019, Turkish-backed groups and the Turkish Army continue to target SDF-held areas.
Civilians have fallen victim to these attacks.
Turkey has also increased drone strikes in northeast Syria.