North-East Syria suffers 47 drone attacks in first half of 2022

In the first half of 2022, the North-East Syrian region was subjected to 47 drone attacks (in all of 2021, there were 89), says the Rojava Information Centre.

The Rojava Information Centre (RIC) issued a detailed report on the drone attacks suffered by North-East Syria in the first half of 2022.

According to the data collected, there were 47 drone attacks from January to June (in all of 2021, there have been 89). These attacks wounded at least 55 people and killed 16. Of these, at least 26 and 3, respectively, were civilians. The number is likely higher, as RIC only publishes cases it can verify.

The city of Kobane and its outskirts were attacked at least 7 times, twice in the city center on May 11.

On 25 December 2021, a Turkish drone strike killed 6 youths and wounded another 3 in downtown Kobane.

25 attacks took place in February and April. The most active weeks were the first week of February, which coincided with the end of the battle of Heseke and the beginning of joint Coalition-SDF raids against ISIS; and the week following Turkey's invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan on April 17.

On Thursday, shelling from Turkish-occupied territory on the village of Arab Hassan, north of Manbij, reportedly killed 2 children, Mohammed Abdel-Latif (12) and Ahmed Fouad al-Hanafi (13). They were cousins.