Turkish drone kills two SDF fighters in Hasakah province: SOHR

A Turkish drone strike on Thursday killed two SDF fighters.
An archive picture of an armed Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drone (Photo: AA)
An archive picture of an armed Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drone (Photo: AA)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A Turkish drone attack targeted a sponge plant in the Hasakah province, killing two fighters, and injuring three others, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) war monitor reported on Thursday.

SOHR said Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were stationed in a post nearby, nearly 45 kilometres away from the Syria-Turkey border.

“It is worth noting that the targeted site is located in the area hosting Istrahat Wazir base where International Coalition Forces are stationed on the road between Al-Hasakah and Tel Tamr (Tal Tamr),” SOHR said.

On Wednesday, a Turkish drone also injured a member of the Al Tamr Military Council Forces in a village near Tal Tamr.

Also due to a Turkish drone strike, five conscripts of SDF-linked forces were killed on Tuesday near Amude.

Turkey has stepped up drone strikes in northern Syria since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to launch a new offensive in northern Syria in May.

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