Syria: Second Turkish drone strike after catastrophic quakes

Syria: Second Turkish drone strike after catastrophic quakes
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A Turkish drone has targeted a vehicle in Northern Syria, amid earthquake relief efforts, killing a civilian and injuring a Kurdish militia member.

A civilian was killed and a Kurdish militia member was injured by a Turkish drone strike on Wednesday, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

The drone targeted a vehicle on the road linking the cities of Qamisli and Al-Qahtaniyah, northeast of Al-Hasakah, SOHR said.

This is the second deadly Turkish air attack in Northern Syria following the quakes on 6 February that devastated many towns and left thousands dead in the region.

Earlier on 12 February, one was killed and one was injured by a drone strike that targeted a vehicle near the city of Kobani.

Farhad Shami, head of Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) media center, protested saying:

"In a time when the world is busy helping those affected by earthquake in Turkey & Syria, the Turkish occupation is escalating against our region. Today, a Turkish UAV targeted a car east of Qamishlo. The criminal mentality of Turkish regime is more dangerous than the earthquake."

SDF is part of the global coalition that fights Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and serves as the armed forces of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).