Attack on International Coalition base, two fatalities reported

Attack on International Coalition base, two fatalities reported
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Turkish military has resumed attacks on areas under the control of AANES, and reportedly hit, for the first time in record, a military base of the International Coalition.

Days after a series of deadly air raids in Northern Syria, the Turkish military resumed its attacks in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) on Tuesday, this time with artillery fire and drone strikes.

A Turkish drone carried out an attack north of Al-Hasakah on a base of the US-led International Coalition, which also houses counter-terrorism units of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

Hawar News Agency (ANHA) also reported on the incident, as it said two members of the counter-terrorism units were killed in the attack, and two were severely injured. The base is currently used for the operations against the Islamic State (ISIS), it noted.

Consequently, an area near Al-Odah oil field and a village southwest of Al-Qahtaniyah (Tirbespi) near Al-Hasakah were hit by Turkish drones, according to reports by SOHR and ANHA. While the drone strikes started fires and caused material damage, no casualties have been reported.

Further drone strikes on several villages near Tel Tamr and artillery attacks on the villages of Zormixar, Ziyarete, Chariqlî, Siftek, Koran and Qeremox near the Kurdish-majority border city of Kobani were also reported by ANHA. A school in the village of Koran and a health facility in the village of Qeremox were targed, it said.