Turkish drone attack injures a civilian in Ain Issa

The Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks against North-East Syria where it has occupied territories in violation of international law.

An unmanned combat drone of the invading Turkish state attacked the village of Safawiya in Ain Issa district on Thursday.

The attack injured 29-year-old Qibin Eziz El Xelil, who was taken under treatment in Raqqa Hospital.

Largely unnoticed by the Western public, Turkey is waging an open war against northern and eastern Syria, bombing civilian settlement areas, autonomous administration facilities or units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on a daily basis.

Ain Issa is located south of the Turkish occupation zone in northern Syria and is of strategic importance as a link between the self-governing Euphrates regions with Kobanê in its center and Jazira. Since 2019, the city has been in the crosshairs of Turkey and its Islamist proxy forces as part of a war of attrition, with phases of high intensity alternating with phases of low intensity.

Dozens of villages in the region have already been destroyed and depopulated by Turkish military violence. A Turkish air offensive last November reduced large parts of the infrastructure to rubble and ash.

The Turkish state has been carrying out violent attacks against Manbij, Til Temir and Ain Issa since the launch of the SDF Operation Security Reinforcement against ISIS and criminal elements in Deir ez-Zor region on 27 August. Attacks have remarkably intensified after the succesfull completion of the operation on 8 September.