Attacks target Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters in Syria

Attacks target Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters in Syria
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At least one Syrian security troop was killed in Southwest Syria by IED attack, while armed groups backed by Turkish forces attacked villages in the Northeast.

Syrian security troops were targeted by attacks in the city of Daraa, north of the border with Jordan, in Southwest Syria on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

In the first incident, a security member was killed by an IED as he was driving through Al-Kashif neighborhood.

In the second incident, several security troops were injured when a vehicle carrying them was hit by an IED, reportedly planted on the road in northern Daraa countryside.

The Syrian state news agency SANA confirmed the first incident citing an officer at the Daraa Police Department who said that "a sticky bomb planted on the vehicle" driven by a Syrian security member went off and killed him.

The source noted that the incident occurred in heavy traffic and in front of a school.

Shelling around Tell Abyad and Ain Issa

SANA also reported intense attacks by armed groups operating under the command of the Turkish military near the towns of Tell Abyad (Kurdish name Gire Spi) and Ain Issa in the northern countryside of the city of Raqqa.

Heavy artillery was used in the attacks, targeting villages around the two towns.

Hawar News Agency (ANHA) said that armed groups backed by the Turkish military tried to infiltrate into a village near Ain Issa and was repelled by fighters of the Gire Spi military council, a component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Tell Abyad, which constitutes a divided city with the bordering city of Akcakale in Turkey, was occupied by Turkish forces in 2019.

Ain Issa is currently under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), and the town is subjected to constant attacks by the Turkish military and its proxies.