Eight Syrians killed and thousands displaced in Turkish Bombings

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According to media reports, the Turkish military and local militias under its leadership continued to strike northeast Syria, killing eight civilians and causing thousands to evacuate their homes.

According to activists quoted in the al-Watan daily, the town of Abu Rasin and neighboring communities in the Tel Temer area in the northeastern province of Hasakeh near the Turkish border remain targets of intense artillery strikes from the Turks and their mercenaries, both conventional and reactive.

Two children and four women were killed, while over 1,500 families fled their homes, and eight villages were abandoned by their residents.

Local authorities indicated that humanitarian aid and food assistance are still being provided to displaced families in reception centers or civilian homes in towns near the target regions.

The attacks have resulted in massive material losses and are frequently carried out against communities surrounding Turkish military-controlled areas, ostensibly to destroy targets of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-majority militia allied to the US and designated as a terrorist organization by Ankara.

Since 2018, the Turkish military and illegal armed groups have controlled substantial territories in northern Syria's provinces of Idlib, Aleppo, Raqa, and Hasakeh.

Damascus has denounced their presence on several occasions and described it as an occupation, and assured that the continuous attacks by Turkey seek a demographic change via the displacement of civilians.

Publish : 2022-01-07 11:09:00

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