Turkey has launched a series of attacks on energy institutions and electricity stations in North and East Syria, resulting in power outages across 660 villages. The ongoing offensive includes assaults by Turkish armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), striking key infrastructure and civilian areas.
In a targeted attack in northern Syrian town of Kobani (Kobanê), Turkish UAVs hit wheat storage facilities while simultaneously bombing a forested area in the south of the city. An electricity station in the Amuda (Amûdê) district of Jazira (Cizîr) and the nearby village of Kotih were also attacked. These UAVs further targeted a mill on the road between the cities of Hasakah (Hesekê) and Amuda, injuring two workers.
Additional assaults were carried out on an electricity station in the Hîzama Bakur region of Qamishli (Qamişlo), causing significant damage. The Nêrgiz Company in the village of Heremê Şêxo near Qamishli and a depot in the city were also bombed. In Qahtaniyah (Tirbespiyê), a district of Qamishli, a petrol station and a security checkpoint of the Internal Security Forces were struck, leading to a fire at the petrol station and targeting another checkpoint on the international M4 highway in the south of Qahtaniyah.
According to the Hawar News Agency (ANHA), a Turkish UAV attacked a point in Debanê village southeast of Qamishli, which belonged to the Damascus Government, killing five soldiers.
The Euphrates Canton Energy Office released a statement on its official website, noting the suspension of electricity in the city of Kobani, Ain Issa (Eyn Îsa) town, and 660 villages, due to Turkish attacks on electricity stations in these areas.
Turkey also targeted the Tifla oil processing centre in the Koçerat area of Dêrik, damaging vehicles at the centre. A gas station in the Siwêdiyê village, located between the districts of Girkê Legê and Dêrik, was attacked ten times.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) issued a statement condemning the attacks as clear and deliberate war crimes by the Turkish state. The SDF stressed the attacks’ destructive impact on civilians, hindering the provision of essential services like energy, electricity and water to hundreds of thousands of people. The SDF also affirmed its right to respond to these attacks and protect its people and territory.