Following the US airborne raid and killing of the ISIS leader in Turkish controlled NW Syria of Idlib, Turkish planes bombed several villages in Shehba, 3 February in which a school was also targeted and badly damaged in the bombing, ANHA reports.
About 20 howitzer shells of high explosives have reportedly hit the villages so far.
Since yesterday, Turkish warplanes have been carrying out continuous attacks on the villages of Qeramil, Xirnata, Um El Hoş, Hirbil, Semoqa, Hesiyê, Şêx, Nîrabiyê and Til Rifet district of Shehba.
It has been reported that the bombardment is ongoing.
Meanwhile, Turkish warplanes also stepped up attacks in NE Syria where they bombed several villages in the city of Dêrik which lies within the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
Turkey carried out simultaneous airstrikes against Dêrik, Shengal and Makhmour on 1 February following the defeat of ISIS in Haseke, in which four Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters lost their lives and five workers were injured at the Gir Kendal power plant in Dêrik.
The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey condemned the attacks.
As the HDP, we condemn the attacks on Shingal (Sinjar), Maxmur and Derik. The timing of these attacks, coming right after the recent ISIS attack in Hasekê, clearly shows that the AKP government, in cooperation with ISIS, has started a new operation targeting Kurds. pic.twitter.com/oziXgqU96W
— HDP English (@HDPenglish) February 3, 2022
“As the HDP, we condemn the attacks on Shingal (Sinjar), Maxmur and Derik. The timing of these attacks, coming right after the recent ISIS attack in Hasekê, clearly shows that the AKP government, in cooperation with ISIS, has started a new operation targeting Kurds.” HDP said.
The Co-Chair of the KCK Executive Council also issued a statement regarding the ongoing simultaneous operations of Turkey against Rojava, Shengal and Makhmour.
“Coalition forces, especially the United States, allow Turkish warplanes, the number one partner and ally of ISIS, which is attacking the people of Rojava, Shengal and Makhmour and self-defense forces who are resisting ISIS. The attacks on Rojava, Shengal and Makhmour have inflicted many massacres so far. The silence of the United States, Russia and all coalition forces and their failure to take a stand means they are also complicit in these attacks and murders.” the KCK stated and added that they will continue to resist against the attacks.