Turkey’s drone attacks against North and East Syria continue unabated, with the latest attack claiming three lives, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The most recent of Turkey’s drone attacks in the region has killed three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The SDF are instrumental in the fight against ISIS, acting as the main local partners in the US-led Global Coalition.
Two SDF fighters were killed on impact and a third SDF commander died hours later of injuries. The drone attack, which targeted a village outside al-Hasakah on Tuesday, was the second Turkish attack in northern Syria within the space of a few hours.
The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has announced that two rockets also targeted coalition forces in northeast Syria on the 4 January. “The attack resulted in no injuries or damage to the base or coalition property,” the statement said, but added that the “SDF visited the rocket origin site and found a third unfired rocket.”
Turkey’s drone attacks against Syrian Kurds have become routine. According to the Syrian Human Rights watchdog, Turkey carried out 99 airstrikes against North and East Syria during 2022, with a total of 98 fatalities, including women and children, and 125 wounded.