Turkish howitzers attack Kurdish villages in northern Syria

06.07.2020, Damascus.

Turkish artillery attacked the villages of Adb-Khushan and Al-Khalidiya on July 5, a Rossa Primavera News Agency source in Syria informs.

Turkish army opened artillery fire at the positions of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS) in northern Rakka. The villages of Adb-Khushan and Al-Khalidiya in the Ain Issa region were under attack.

It should be mentioned that on July 2, Turkish Special Forces occupied the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain. According to reports from Rossa Primavera News Agency, a group of 268 soldiers from Turkish special forces came into town, spread in the area and took control of the locality.


On October 9, 2019, Turkey launched the Operation Peace Spring against the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern Syria east of the Euphrates River. Ankara announced the following objectives of the operation: to dislodge the Kurds from the 30-40 km of gray area along the entire Syrian-Turkish border east of the Euphrates and then to move into this area Syrian refugees, who fled from the hostilities to the Turkish territory.

Turkey used Ankara-backed Syrian opposition groups as strike groups. The Turkish military commanded the militants in these groups, the Turkish army supported them with artillery and aviation. The same groups remained in the territories occupied during the operation.

On October 22, 2019 in Sochi, during negotiations between Russia and Turkey, a truce agreement was reached. But Turkish-backed militants regularly violated it and opened fire on the Kurds positions in the provinces of Raqqa and Hasaka. The SDF often open return fire. Therefore, the situation in the area, where the Operation Peace Spring is conducted, cannot be called peaceful.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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