Suspected Turkish drone attack kills two civilians in Northern Syria
A suspected Turkish drone strike on Wednesday killed two civilians and injured seven when it hit a market in the city center of Tell Rifaat, local news agencies and a war monitoring group said.
One of the killed was identified as a 28 year old Rashid Aliko, while the other was unknown, Hawar News Agency said.
UK based Syrian Observatory for human Rights (SOHR) also confirmed the attack and said that this was the ninth attack of its kind in areas where Kurdish and regime forces have been deployed in rural Aleppo since early July.
Tell Rifaat is controlled by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an armed group also containing YPG which is deemed terrorist by Turkey because of its ties with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party.)
The US state department denounced several times Turkey’s attacks without mentioning the name of its NATO ally.
On Monday, a statement by the State Department said the US was ‘deeply concerned' about attacks along the Syrian northern border.
Last week, a suspected Turkish drone attack also targeted a girls’ center in the northern city of Hasakah and killed four teenage girls while they were playing volleyball.