27-year-old civilian shot dead by Turkish occupation forces in Ain Issa

A 27-year-old civilian was allegedly shot dead by a Turkish occupation forces sniper in Ain Issa.

A civilian was allegedly shot dead by a Turkish army sniper in Ain Issa. The bullet fired from the Girê Spî area hit the 27-year-old while he was irrigating agricultural land in the village of Umm al-Baramil, east of Ain Issa, said ANHA news agency on Saturday night. The man, named by the Autonomous Administration as Hassan Muhammad Hussein Al-Sheikh Al-Mukhlat, was taken to a hospital in Raqqa, where he died from his injuries.

The city of Girê Spî, located north of Ain Issa, and its surrounding area were, until a few years ago, part of the canton system of northern and eastern Syria. In October 2019, the region was occupied as part of a war of aggression by Turkey, in which the government in Ankara made use of particularly allied jihadist militias, and, like Serêkaniyê and previously Afrin, was transformed into a colony. According to data from the Girê Spî Cantonal Council in Exile, more than 100,000 people were forced to flee the region after the Turkish invasion. In their place, people loyal to the Turkish jihadist occupation regime were settled.