A village in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) came under the assault of the Turkish armed forces and its proxies for the second time in the past five days.
The village of Dibis near Ain Issa in the Tell Abyad district was attacked around 4am local time on 22 September. While the attack was repelled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after clashes, 35-year-old Mecîd El-Ewed was killed and five other villagers were wounded, reported Hawar News Agency (ANHA).
The villages of Xalidiyê, Hoşan, Mielek and the M4 international highway were also hit by Turkish forces around the same time.
ANHA’s correspondent in Ain Issa reported that dozens of civilian vehicles were trapped on the M4 as people from the targeted area were trying to flee towards Tell Tamr.
Earlier, four people were killed and three wounded in Dibis as Turkish forces attacked the village on 17 September.
The Tell Abyad district, situated within the Raqqa Governerate, was militarily taken over by Turkey in October 2019, and Turkish forces and its proxies have been carrying out attacks on AANES territories ever since.
The city of Tell Abyad is on the Turkish border and constitutes a divided city with the bordering city of Akçakale in Turkey.