Suspected Turkish drone strike kills two people in Shengal
A suspected Turkish drone attacked a Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) vehicle in the city center of Shengal in northern Syria, killing two people in the second such attack in two days, Rudaw reported, citing the Iraqi Kurdish Counterterrorism Service.
According to the Roj news agency, the bombed car belonged to the Asayish Izidkhan forces of the YBS.
On Monday, another Turkish drone attacked a car in Shengal, killing three Yazidi fighters.
The YBS was formed in 2007 to protect the Yazidis after attacks by Sunni Islamist groups and is accused by Turkish authorities of being linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which Ankara classifies as a "terrorist group."
YBS also played an important role in the resistance against the Islamic State (ISIS) when it attacked Sinjar in 2014.
A 2021 report by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) documented that at least 33 people were killed in airstrikes by Turkey between 2017 and 2021, noting that these attacks were not internationally monitored.