The invading Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks against North-East Syria where it has already invaded territories in violation of international law.
In the northern Syrian city of Kobanê, two people were injured in an attack by the Turkish army on Friday. According to the Kobanê clinic, two male health workers aged 25 and 30 were driving to a rescue mission near Newroz Square in the south-east of the city when their ambulance was targeted.
The vehicle was apparently only narrowly missed, but the two men were hit by shrapnel and taken to hospital. According to the hospital, the injuries were not life-threatening, but treatment in one case could be protracted.
In a Twitter post on Wednesday, the press spokesperson of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Ferhad Şamî, said: “This afternoon, a new Turkish aggression targeted the vicinity of Kobane city, using artillery and UAV shellings. On these days eight years ago, Kobane was the spearhead in the final defeat of ISIS, starting from Tal Abyad to Raqqa.”
This afternoon, a new Turkish aggression targeting the vicinity of Kobane city, using artillery and UAV shellings. On these days eight years ago, Kobane was the spearhead in the final defeat of ISIS, starting from Tal Abyad to Raqqa. pic.twitter.com/sCWonoH309
— Farhad Shami (@farhad_shami) July 5, 2023
Turkey has been attacking North-East Syria for years, enjoying international silence. The attacks are targeted specifically against representatives of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) structures, members of combat units as well as the civilian population. After the parliamentary and presidential elections last May, these attacks were intensified. Since 7 June, at least 21 people have been murdered by the Turkish army in northern and eastern Syria, most recently the co-chair of the Qamishlo Canton Council, her deputy and her driver, who was also a member of AANES.