Another girl injured in the 18 Aug Turkish drone attack on a UN-affiliated education centre for girls in Hasakah, has passed away from her injuries sustained as a result of the attack.
Slava Ramadan is the fifth girl to have died as result of the attack, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) said in a statement on Monday, Hawar News reported
On 18 August a Turkish drone targeted a UN-affiliated educational centre in Hasakah, north east Syria, killing four girls while they played volleyball and injuring 11 others.
The UN-affiliated centre in the village of Shmouka near a base of the US-led global coalition to defeat ISIS was opened based on an agreement between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the United Nations, North Press reported.
The AANES stated that Slava Ramadan, like her friends who attended the educational centre, were excluded from the military forces because of their young age to receive education at the centre for the purpose of reintegrating into society, Hawer News reported.
The school girls were playing volleyball when Turkish drones attacked, killing four immediately, and two weeks later Slava Ramadan succumbed to her injuries, North Press reported.
In response to the attack, Major General John Brennan, the commander of US-led coalition forces in northern Syria, recently said, “The increase in military hostilities in northern Syria is creating chaos in a fragile region where the threat of ISIS remains present. We call for immediate de-escalation from all parties and an end to activities that put at risk the significant battlefield gains the coalition has made against ISIS.”
In recent months, Turkey has ramped up its attacks against Kurdish forces threatening to begin a new full scale military incursion into northern Syria.