Turkey’s relentless drone attacks in northern Syria claimed the life of a Syrian soldier and left three others injured on Wednesday. The attacks occurred in a village in Afrin (Efrîn) and in the Tel Rifaat (Til Rifat) district of the Shahba (Şehba) region, ANHA News Agency reported.
In the early hours of Wednesday, a Turkish combat drone targeted the village in Afrin, resulting in the death of one soldier of the Damascus government and the injury of another. Subsequently, in Tel Rifaat between 06:00 and 07:00 local time a military point belonging to the Damascus government became the target of Turkish offensives. Initial reports indicate that two soldiers were wounded in this attack.
Tel Rifaat has been a place of refuge for displaced people from Afrin since Turkey gained control of the region in 2018. However, the town, along with other populated areas in the Shahba region, has been subjected to frequent Turkish bombing and shelling.
On Saturday, three fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) lost their lives due to Turkish drone strikes in northern Aleppo.
Residents in northeast Syria have been protesting against the increasing number of Turkish airstrikes, urging the international community to intervene and establish a no-fly zone in the region.