A church and two schools in northeast Syria were targeted in a recent shelling by the Turkish military, Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported on Monday.
The shelling caused damage in the Church of Mar Sawa al-Hakim in the Assyrian village of Tell Tawil (Bnay Roumta) near Tell Tamr, a town of about 7,000, to the southeast of Ras al-Ayn (Serê Kaniyê) that has been under Turkish occupation since October 2019.
Tell Tawil is situated in very close proximity to a Turkish military base located in a nearby village.
Two schools, many houses, roads, and a power plant in Tell Tawil and some other villages were also damaged substantially in the shelling.
Several villages in the region were hit by Turkish artillery on 22 May and civilians were injured in the attacks.
According to ANHA’s report, Turkish forces have targeted nine schools in the area around Tell Tamr since the beginning of 2022.
Churches in Dirdara, Tewîla, Zirgan, Esediyê, and most recently the Church of Mar Sawa al-Hakim, were damaged by Turkish artillery fire within the same period of time.