Turkish armored vehicle kills mother and child in North Syrian town
A mother and her child were fatally run over by a Turkish armored vehicle on Monday in Northern Syria, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.
The incident took place in the town of Atareb in the western countryside of Aleppo, while a Turkish military convoy was passing through the town, SOHR said.
The Turkish convoy was surrounded and stopped by protesting residents of the town, and local militia had to intervene to protect the crew of the vehicle that killed the mother and child. The crew took refuge in the police station of the town.
SOHR noted that in a similar incident on 3 November, a girl was fatally run over by a Turkish vehicle in Tel Halaf, west of Ras Al-Ayn (Sere Kaniye) in Al-Hasakah countryside, and that Turkish troops left the area without trying to help the child.
Farhad Shami, the head of the media center of Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said on Twitter that it was the fighters of Al Qaeda offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) that came to the rescue of Turkish troops in Atareb.
2/2 In the 2nd video, while the people are chanting slogan: "Syria is free, Turkey go out", demanding the Turkish army to leave their areas, a group of the HTS intervened to protect the Turkish convoy.— Farhad Shami (@farhad_shami) December 5, 2022
This is the clear relationship between al-Qaeda and Turkey. pic.twitter.com/TwZaDgESer
He posted two videos, and wrote:
"In the 2nd video, while the people are chanting slogan, 'Syria is free, Turkey go out,' demanding the Turkish army to leave their areas, a group of the HTS intervened to protect the Turkish convoy. This is the clear relationship between al-Qaeda and Turkey."