Turkish army uses banned weapons in Ain Issa

The Turkish army attacked the northern Syrian town of Ain Issa with banned cluster bombs.

Local sources reported that the Turkish army bombed the village of Hoshan, the M4 Highway and the Saqir roadhouse in west of Ain Issa on Wednesday.

It is reported that cluster munitions were used in an attack during which a civilian was injured.

The Turkish state commits war crimes in North-East Syria almost daily. Civilian settlements are bombed each day.


This is not the first time the Turkish state has used cluster munitions, which are prohibited by international conventions, specifically by the Oslo Convention, which entered into force on August 1, 2010. Cluster bombs were previously used against civilian settlements and guerrilla forces several times in Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). Cluster munitions killed or injured numerous people.

Cluster bombs pose a long-term danger. They may not explode after being dropped. The unexploded cluster munitions can explode at any time. According to Handicap International, cluster munitions waste killed at least 149 people in 8 countries and regions in 2018. A total of 26 countries and regions still bear the remnants of these bombs.