An hour-long series of intense airstrikes carried out by Turkish forces on Friday evening hit numerous targets in north and northeast Syria. Kurdish journalist Amed Dicle has shared a detailed account of the attacks on his social media account.
Turkey has been bombing the region sporadically since Thursday, but according to Dicle, the attacks intensified at around 10pm local time on 6 October, causing significant damage and raising further concerns about the ongoing conflict in the region.
Dicle reported that the following locations were targeted on Friday night:
Al-Malikiyah (Dêrik) district: The Xana Serê water station was bombed.
Kobani (Kobanê): Warplanes bombarded the city’s covid hospital, the Kobani forest, the neighbourhood of Kaniya Kurdan and a concrete factory. There are also reports that some villages were targeted at around 10.45pm.
A Syrian government forces outpost in the village of Zor Mixar was targeted.
Al-Hasakah (Hesekê) district: Grain silos east of the town of Amuda (Amûdê) were bombed.
Tell Abyad (Girê Spî) district: Ayn Isa (Eyn Îsa) city centre and the neighbourhoods of Hoşan, Xalidiye and Mişêrfe and the M4 highway were heavily hit.
Al-Qahtaniyah (Tirbespiyê) district: Turkish airstrikes were reported in the village of Til Cehan.
Zirgan: The villages of Rebîat and Til El-Werd, south of the city, were hit by heavy weaponry.
Tell Tamer (Til Temir) district: The villages of Gozeliyê, Til El-Leben and Um El Xêr in the north-west of the district were also targeted by heavy weapons.
Sharran (Şera) district: Meranazê, Malikiyê, Şêwarqa, Tat Maraş and Kefer Entun came under heavy bombardment.
Afrin (Efrîn): Villages in the town of Şêrewa wewre subjected to intense airstrikes.
Tell Rifaat (Til Rifat): The area surrounding Tell Rifaat, Miniq airport, the villages of Beluniyê and Eyn Deqnê were bombed.