Turkish army targeting faith centres

On 9 October, the Turkish state and its mercenary allies launched an invasion attack against Serêkaniyê and many northern and eastern Syrian cities.

The Turkish state's invasion attacks on Rojava continue and civilian settlements and faith groups are targeted in the ongoing military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria.

The targeting of faith centres was already a feature seen during the invasion attacks on Afrin. 

Today, the attacks on Dirbesiyê targeted faith centers. The area betwen the old church, known as the Assyrian Church and the Great Dirbesiyê Mosque where people houses are was hit by the invasion forces.

Yusif Xelil Sileyman who did not leave his house despite the mortars said: "The main purpose of these attacks is to force people to leave this land. I was sitting with my family at 10 in the night. Our house is near the Great Mosque and the Old Church and was targeted by mortars. The real purpose of the Turkish state is to remove the people from this land. But these attacks will not be able to get us out from our land. Even if there will be a death we will remain on our own land."