Ten civilians have been killed in a firefight in northern Syria

2022-04-29 0 By

Xinhua News Agency, Damascus, February 2 (reporter Wang Jian, Zheng Yihan)Ten civilians were killed and 32 others injured in shelling between The Turkish army and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Army in northern Syria, Sana reported Thursday.Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces exchanged artillery fire with the Syrian Democratic Army (SDF) in the northern part of Aleppo province from Sunday morning, the Syrian News Agency reported, citing local sources and related reports.The shelling continued for several hours and several shells landed in residential areas of bab city in the province.According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, on the same day, Turkish troops in the border area of Syria and Turkey bombed the area of Al-Maliki in Hasakeh province in northeast Syria, which is mainly controlled by Kurdish forces, causing casualties and a large number of civilians to flee.In late August 2016, Turkish forces launched operation Euphrates Shield across the border into northern Syria to fight ISLAMIC State militants and prevent the expansion of Kurdish forces in northern Syria.Since 2016, The Turkish military has carried out several military operations in northern Syria against Kurdish militants it considers a terrorist group.The Syrian government condemned Turkey’s military action as a flagrant violation of its sovereignty.(after)