Northern Syria: Seventeen civilians killed by shelling in Turkish-occupied city
Seventeen civilians, including six children, were killed by the Syrian army's shelling on Friday in the city of Al-Bab in Northern Syria, Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR) reported. At least 38 others were injured, including children, women and elderly.
The artillery attack came as a response to a recent Turkish airstrike that left three Syrian troops dead and four injured.
Al-Bab, a city of about 100,000 that is located 40 km northeast of the city of Aleppo and 30 km south of the Turkish border, has been under Turkish occupation since December 2016.
A member of Turkish military's proxy "National Army" was killed and two other were injured by a missile attack a day before near the front line in the northern countryside of Aleppo, and several villages in the area were targeted by Turkish shelling in retaliation.