Suspected Turkish drone kills four internal security officers in Raqqa
Turkey recently stepped up drone attacks in northern Syria as the country repeatedly threatens a military offensive in the region.
"A drone targeting our forces in Ain Issa while performing their duty resulted in the martyrdom of four members," Hawar News Agency cited the Asayish as saying.
Asayish is in charge of protecting the security of cities, displacement camps and ISIS detention centers, according to SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces), a mainly Kurdish armed group controlling the area.
After the attack, General Commander of the SDF Mazloum Abdi said Turkish drones have targeted nine SDF fighters, four Asayish members, and 13 civilians in the past eight days and added that targeting Asayish members "threatens the area's security directly.”
The SDF on Saturday confirmed the death of one of its commanders and two other fighters who were targeted by a Turkish drone a day before. Abdi vowed to avenge their deaths.
US Central Command also sent “condolences to the families of these 3 SDF fighters, the people in Northeast Syria & our SDF partners”