Turkish-backed groups continue shelling SDF-held areas in Syria

SANA reported that the shelling caused material damage to homes and properties.
On Monday, Apr. 18, four members of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) were injured in a Turkish drone strike in Syria's Abu Rasin (Photo: RIC)
On Monday, Apr. 18, four members of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) were injured in a Turkish drone strike in Syria's Abu Rasin (Photo: RIC)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Turkish Army and Turkish-backed groups are continuing their shelling of Abu Rasin (Zirgan in Kurdish) in the northwestern countryside of Syria's Hasakah province with artillery and missile shells, Syria's state-run SANA news agency reported

SANA reported that the shelling caused material damage to homes and properties.

The Syria-based Rojava Media Centre (RMC) also reported that Turkish-backed groups shelled villages in the western countryside of Tal Abyad, which is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

In recent weeks, Turkish-backed forces have intensified their shelling of areas near Ain Issa and Tal Tamr in Hasakah. Moreover, drone strikes markedly increased during the same period.

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A Turkish drone attack on Friday also targeted a vehicle in the village of Um al-Baramil, near Ain Issa, the Rojava Information Centre (RIC) said on Sunday.

"According to local sources, a second drone strike occurred last night at 1 AM, when an SAA (Syrian Arab Army) position was targeted in the village of Zour Maghar, west of Kobane (Kobani)," RIC tweeted on Sunday. "No casualties were reported."