SOHR: 30 Syrians were killed and injured in gunfire by Turkish forces in northern Syria

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 30 Syrians have been killed and injured in gunfire by Turkish forces during attempts to suppress angry protests in northern Syria.

In the wake of the racist lynching, burning and looting incidents directed against Syrians in Turkey, which started in the province of Kayseri on 30 June and then spread to many other cities, tensions also rose in the occupied regions in northern Syria. Angry masses burnt Turkish flags and tried to seize military bases and border points held by the Turkish forces and allied groups.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the number of people killed following the clashes and random shooting in Afrin and different areas in the northern Aleppo countryside yesterday, has risen to seven.

According to the observatory, six people, including five former fighters, were killed by Turkish forces in Afrin. One other person was killed in Jarablus.

Yesterday, SOHR reported that more than 20 others were injured in clashes and random shooting, amid ongoing clashes and the angry protests that took place in a number of cities and towns in northern Syria within areas controlled by Turkish forces and their proxies in northern, in eastern Aleppo countryside, in the HTS-held areas in Idlib and countryside and the western countryside of Aleppo. The protests followed racist violations against Syrian refugees in Turkey without actions by the Turkish authorities to protect the Syrian people.

SOHR stated that protests took place in HTS-held areas and areas of the “National Army” in Aleppo countryside, in Bab Al-Hawa Crossing and Khirbat Al-Jouz in Idlib countryside and Abin, Sama’an, Al-Tawama, Al-Ebizmo and Al-Atareb in western Aleppo countryside in HTS-held areas.

Moreover, acts of violence, shooting and assaults took place in A’zaz, Al-Bab, Jinderes, Al-Ghandoura, Al-Ghazawiya, Afrin, Marae’, Bab Al-Salam Crossing and Jarablus Crossing, with ongoing protests, attacks on Turkish vehicles and cutting of roads.

Al-Atareb City and Al-Ebizmo Town in the western Aleppo countryside witnessed chaos and attacks on Turkish checkpoints and vehicles.

Furthermore, clashes erupted with machineguns between armed protesters and members of Turkish forces in front of the Al-Saraya Building in Afrin city in the northern Aleppo countryside.