Turkey’s military renews bombardment of Kurdish region in northern Syria despite US warning

Turkish bombing causes casualties and destruction of civilian property

AFRIN (ARA NEWS) – Turkey’s military on Saturday renewed its bombardment on the Kurdish countryside of Afrin in northwestern Syria’s Aleppo, local sources reported.

The village of Hamam in Janderis district of Afrin was exposed on Saturday evening to heavy artillery shelling by the Turkish army forces.

“Turkish artillery has bombed the Kurdish border village of Hamam with dozens of shells, hitting civilians’ houses,” media activist Rashid Silo told ARA News in Janderis.

At least four civilians were killed and nine more wounded in the Turkish bombardment on Saturday.

This comes just two days after Turkey’s military bombed the Kurdish city of Afrin and nearby villages. “The Turkish bombardment caused ten casualties among civilians in Afrin,” member of the Democratic Council in Afrin, Rezan Hiddo, told ARA News. The attack, which took place in the midnight on Thursday, hit residential neighborhoods in Afrin and its suburbs.

Afrin and its countryside are under the control of Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG). The Turkish army has earlier bombed fighting positions for the YPG after advancing against the Turkey-backed Islamist rebels in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Reporting by: Siman Jiwan

Source: ARA News