12-year-old injured in Turkish drone attack in Rojava loses his life

The Turkish occupying army continues its aggressions against the areas under the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

On January 18, a Turkish combat drone bombed a car on the road between Qamishlo and Derik. The attack occurred in the village of Maşûqê, seven kilometres east of Tirbespiyê.

12-year-old Ehmed Ebdulxanî Salim, who was seriously injured as a result of the attack, succumbed to his injuries on Friday evening.

Wednesday’s aggression is the seventh known drone attack by Turkey in the autonomous region of northern and eastern Syria this year.

On 3 January, the MLKP representative in Rojava, Zeki Gürbüz, and fighter Özgür Namoğlu were killed by a Turkish drone in Heseke. On the same day, a woman succumbed to her severe injuries from a drone attack on a chicken farm in Tirbespiye on Christmas Eve. In Ain Issa, a ten-year-old kid was injured by a Turkish drone about a week ago. On Sunday, a drone attack took place in a village near Amude, and a week ago a car was bombed on the road between Qamishlo and Heseke.

According to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Turkey has carried out 120 drone attacks and 43 airstrikes by fighter jets against northern and eastern Syria in the past year.

Turkey mainly tries to kill people who are important for stability in the areas of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES); autonomous administration personnel, members of military structures, politicians. However, the civilian population is also targeted time and again.