Intense shelling by occupation forces kills a woman in Manbij

The occupation forces continue their attacks against North-East Syria.

According to a statement by the Manbij Military Council, the occupying Turkish state and allied gangs intensively bombarded the villages of Manbij on Thursday.

The Military Council said, "The occupying Turkish army continues to bombard populated villages with heavy artillery. The shelling, which started at 00.00 at night, continued this morning."

Stating that at least 24 mortars were fired at the villages of Jat, Ewn Dadat and Toxar, the Military Council said, "8 mortars and howitzers were fired at Dendeniye village, 59 artillery shells were fired at Seyade village and 10 artillery shells were fired at Yanlî village. A total of 65 mortars and howitzers were fired at the villages of Kawikli, Qertwêran and Erime. Seven mortars and howitzers were fired at the village of Jib Mexzûm.”

According to reports from the ground, the aggression claimed the life of a woman and left five other people injured.

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 Syria. The city, which is administered by the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (DAANES), is located on the important M4 highway, which runs through northern Syria like a lifeline and was a strategic supply route for the terrorist militia "Islamic State" (IS). Since Manbij was named by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as the primary target for a new invasion of northern and eastern Syria in 2022, the war of attrition against the city has intensified. Attacks by the Turkish army and allied jihadist militias as well as infiltration attempts are occurring almost daily. Since the beginning of the season, farmland and forests in Manbij have also been burning almost every day.