Drone attack in Amûdê amidst ongoing attacks on North-East Syria

The Turkish state and allied mercenaries continue their attacks against North-East Syria in an attempt to depopulate and invade the entire region in violation of international law.

A Turkish drone attacked a car in the village of Sinciq Sadûn, south of Amûdê. According to local sources, three people were injured as a result of the attack. It is not yet known whether they were civilians or members of combat units. An official statement by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) or the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is not yet available.

In the last known drone attack in the region, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter was killed, and two civilians were injured in Qamishlo on 6 November. On 24 October, two people were killed in a Turkish drone strike in Qamishlo. Two weeks earlier, a member of the Syriac Sutoro security was killed by a Turkish drone near Dêrik. In early October, YPG commander Koçero Batman was murdered in Kobanê in the same way. At the end of September, the co-chairs of the Justice Office of Cizîrê, Zeyneb Mihemed and Yilmaz Şero, died in a drone strike in Girkê Legê. In June, a depot of the HPC (Social Defence Forces) in Qamishlo, which is in the immediate vicinity of today's attack site, was bombed by a Turkish drone. The attack resulted in five casualties.

AANES has been calling for a no-fly zone against Turkey’s attacks for a long time. In world public opinion, the attacks of NATO member Turkey, which are contrary to international law, are ignored.

In the meantime, the Turkish army and allied jihadist militias continue their attacks on the autonomous areas of northern and eastern Syria. Civilian settlement areas in Til Temir, Zirgan (Abu Rasen) and Manbij are currently affected by the aggression.

In Til Temir, the shelling is concentrated on the village of Umm Harmala, north of the city. In Zirgan, the villages of Dada Abdal and Bobî are under artillery fire. Both villages are located in the north-west of the town, which borders the occupation zone around Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain).

On the other hand, the Manbij Military Council reports heavy bombardments against Awn al-Dadat. According to the report, the attacks were carried out from a base of the Turkish-Jihadist occupation forces in Tokhar near Jarablus. Several artillery shells have landed in the village since midday. Sporadic attacks on Manbij today also targeted other areas along the line of contact between occupation forces and the Manbij Military Council, which is part of the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The town of Manbij is located 30 kilometres south of the Turkish border and occupies a key strategic position in Turkey's plans to expand its illegal occupation zone in northern Syria. The region lies on the important M4 motorway, which runs through northern Syria like a lifeline and was already a strategic supply route for ISIS. There are repeated attacks, which are mainly directed against civilian settlement areas with the aim of displacement.