SDF: Drone strike that killed four targeted a checkpoint in NE Syria

SDF: Drone strike that killed four targeted a checkpoint in NE Syria
Update: 17 August 2022 20:14
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Syrian Democratic Forces gave a detailed account of Tuesday's strike near Amuda, saying the bombardment killed 4 fighters from the self defense forces of the armed group.

A Turkish drone strike on Tuesday that targeted a checkpoint of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near Amuda in Northeastern Syria killed four, SDF Press Center announced on Wednesday.

SDF Press Center said the fighters belonged to the self defense forces of the armed group but did not identify them.

The SDF is the military wing of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), a de facto authority emerged after the Kurdish militants defeated Islamic State (ISIS), with the backing of the US-led coalition against ISIS.

On Tuesday the war monitoring group SOHR (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) and local news agencies reported a drone strike that targeted the village of Sonjak Sa’doun.

The Press Center said many civilians who rushed to the scene to take the wounded to the hospitals were also injured because of the bombardment. 

“The daily escalated Turkish aggressions against the populated regions of Northeastern Syria attest to the criminal nature of the Turkish occupation and its constant violations of all international laws and covenants that require a national and international stance to stop them and evict the occupation from the Syrian areas,” a statement released by the SDF said.

On Monday, SDF’s commander Mazloum Abdi called on the Syrian state to get involved "in this war and protect this land in the face of a Turkish occupation."