TEHRAN (defapress)- The Turkish Army troops continue heavy machine-gun and artillery attacks on vital positions of the Kurdish militias in Northern Raqqa, a Lebanese media outlet reported on Saturday.
News ID: 73777
Publish Date: 17November 2018 - 16:24
The Arabic-language al-Manar TV Channel reported that the army's heavy machineguns and artillery units targeted the Kurdish fighters' positions near the town of Tal Abyadh in Northern Raqqa, but it gave no further report on the number of possible casualties.
It said Turkish reconnaissance planes flew over Kurdish positions in Tal Abyadh, adding that Tal Abyadh is among the most important targets of the Turkish forces' future assault in Northern Syria.
In the meantime, media activists in Raqqa reported that Yusuf Abdul Karim, one of the most important security commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces, was killed by unknown raiders near al-Hazimah square in the Northern part of Raqqa.
The Turkish forces' attack on the Kurds has continued regardless of the US Forces' announcement of full support for the Kurds in recent weeks.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Sunday that the Ankara-backed forces known as the Euphrates Shield opened heavy machinegun fire at the village of al-Hamran Northwest of the town of Manbij.
It further said that the Ankara forces targeted the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces and farms in the region.
In the meantime, the US-led coalition fighter jets conducted round the clock flights over Manbij.
The attacks were carried out regardless of an agreement between the US and Turkish forces to carry out joint patrols along a buffer zone separating the Euphrates Shield forces from the Manbij Military Council forces.