After Turkey used a drone to target a vehicle in Syria’s northern city of Kobane (Kobanê) on Tuesday morning, killing a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter, Turkish forces and their allied Syrian factions shelled a village west of the city in the evening.
According to the Hawar news agency, Turkish military aircraft also conducted reconnaissance flights over both Kobane and Ayn Issa (Eyn Îsa), the capital of the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
Meanwhile, a vehicle exploded in the city of Manbij (Minbij) on the same day. The Manbij authorities announced after the incident that the the vehicle had been blown up by a landmine and that no casualties were reported.
Three children who were killed by Turkish howitzers in the Tal Tamir (Til Temir) province of Hasakah (Hesekê) on Monday were buried on Tuesday, while children who survived the attack are still being treated for their injuries.
Yesterday’s attacks by Turkey coincided with the sixth anniversary of the country’s first airstrike on North and East Syria in 2017, in which 20 People’s Defence Units (YPG) fighters lost their lives. The autonomous administration later declared 25 April as “Martyrs’ Day”.