The Turkish military and its Syrian allies struck majority-Kurdish areas of Syria’s Aleppo governorate with heavy weapons and artillery on Monday, local news network Hawar reported.
Turkish shells struck areas near the centre of Tell Rifat, a city in northern Aleppo region close to the Turkish-occupied town of Azaz. Footage published by Hawar showed the aftermath of one blast, reporting that the bombardment was still ongoing as of midday local time.
The bombardment also struck areas between the nearby villages of Hasajik and Wahshiya, Hawar reported.
Turkey has ramped up its attacks on predominantly Kurdish areas of northern Syria in recent months, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened to launch a new invasion in the region. The Turkish attacks have included lethal strikes on residential areas, with one assault this month killing four girls at a UN-sponsored school in Tell Tamer, northeast Syria.