Three children injured near Ain Issa in shelling from Turkish-controlled area

“Hiesha - which is 10km from the frontline - was previously shelled on January 12, when a water station was targeted.”
Three civilians were reportedly injured near Ain Issa (Photo: Hawar News Agency)
Three civilians were reportedly injured near Ain Issa (Photo: Hawar News Agency)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Syria-based Rojava Information Centre (RIC) reported that three children in Ain Issa were injured in shelling from Turkish-controlled areas on Saturday.

“Shelling from Turkish-occupied territory targeted the village of Hiesha, 15km east of Ayn Issa, injuring 3 children - Khalaf Jasim al-Firej (15), Awad Jasim al-Firej (14), & Mahir Newash 'Inezan (10),” the RIC said.

“Hiesha - which is 10km from the frontline - was previously shelled on January 12, when a water station was targeted.”

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported that three children were severely injured “in a ground shelling by Turkish forces and their proxies on Al-Hesha village, east of Ain Issa.” 

After Turkey conducted a cross-border attack into northeastern Syria in October 2019, Russia and the US reached separate ceasefire deals with Ankara, allowing Turkish troops to control the area between Tal Abyad and Serekaniye.

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Despite these agreements, Turkish-backed groups and the Turkish army continue targeting SDF-held areas.

In some cases, villagers living in Syrian-Turkish border areas have been killed or injured in the bombardments.