Turkey shells Syrian regime troops with drones, report says
Turkish army conducted a drone attack to a military base of the Syrian regime at the north of the city of Tel Rifat in Northern Syria, ANF reported on Sunday.
A military post in the Shehba canton, a political unit of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria was bombed by a Turkish combat drone on Saturday night, ANF said, citing military sources.
The shelling caused damage on property, it said.
Turkey has carried out three military operations into northern Syria since 2016 to combat Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a US-backed militant group that Ankara sees as an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The YPG is allied with the West in a fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), forming the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Last month, Boutros Merjaneh, the Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the Syrian Parliament said Syria is ready to restore relations with Turkey, should Ankara "stops its occupation of the northern Syrian regions and does not provide support to terrorist groups.”
“First of all, Turkey must admit that it has invaded Syrian lands and harbored gangs that were classified as terrorist by a UN Security Council resolution. Also, Turkey needs to be ready to withdraw from occupied Syrian territory, and then yes, Syria will be ready to develop relations," Merjaneh said In an interview with Russian Izvestia.