A man lost his life, and four others were injured after a shelling attack by Turkish forces on Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria on Thursday, the North Press Agency reported.
According to North Press, the Turkish forces and opposition Syrian National Army (SNA) factions bombarded the village of Tel al-Laban in the southwest of the town of Tel Tamr with mortars and artillery. Muhammad al-Hassino, a civilian aged 35, was killed in the shelling while four others were hospitalised with varying degrees of injuries.
Tel Tamr, a town with a population of approximately 25,000 people, is situated 30 km away from the Syrian-Turkish border and is strategically significant as it is a junction on the M4 Highway that connects the Jazira region in northeast Syria to the Aleppo governorate in the northwest.
Turkey had signed two ceasefire agreements, one with Russia and the other with the United States, in October 2019 following the Turkish “Peace Spring” military operation in areas of northeast Syria. The agreements stipulated ceasing all hostilities and the withdrawal of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) 32 km away from the Turkish border.
While the SDF withdrew from the border areas, Turkey continues to target the region, disregarding the ceasefire agreements and causing civilian casualties.
Despite the Kurdistan Communities Union’s (KCK) announcement of unilateral military restraint during the Turkish elections, the Turkish state has persisted with its assault inside and outside the borders of Turkey.