Syria: Significant material damage due to the Turkish aggression
Today, Thursday, Syrian media condemned the Turkish forces for their continued assault on villages and towns in the northern countryside of Hasaka.
The Syrian News Agency quoted local sources as saying that what the Turkish occupation forces and supported terrorists described as artillery bombardment of the villages of Umm Harmala and Dada Abdel Shamal, the town of Abu Rasin in the northwestern countryside of Hasaka.
The sources also pointed out that “the attack resulted in material damage to civilian property, agricultural fields and infrastructure,” they said.
Also, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced, yesterday, Wednesday, that his country is moving to a new stage in its military operations in northern Syria.
“We are moving to a new stage in our decision to establish a safe zone 30 kilometers deep in northern Syria, and to cleanse Tel Rifaat and Manbij of terrorists,” Erdogan said during a speech to his party bloc in Parliament.
Turkey is also seeking, through its military operations in northern Syria, to establish a “safe zone”, claiming to protect it from attacks by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Ankara considers a terrorist group.
The border area between Syria and Turkey, which is controlled by armed groups, is an open market for arms and ammunition smuggling operations from Turkish territory towards Syria, where the bulk of them are stored in warehouses on the common borders in preparation for their entry and sale in the city of Idlib, according to the request.