Late on March 5, a primitive suicide drone targeted al-Azraq refugee camp which is located to the west of the Turkish-occupied town of al-Bab in the northern countryside of Syria’s Aleppo.
The drone struck an empty house in the vicinity of the camp. The attack resulted in material losses. However, no casualties were reported.
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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which controls a long strip of land to the south of al-Babd, denied responsibility for the drone attack. Farhad Shami, head of the group’s Media Center, claimed that the attack was fabricated by Turkish-backed militants.
“Those news and photos are fake, and they are just a repetition that the hired mercenaries of the Turkish occupation resort to as a method to prove obedience to occupation officers,” Shami said in a statement.
The suicide drone may have been indeed launched by Turkish-backed militants, who have been experimenting with similar primitive suicide drones.
The situation in the northern Aleppo countryside have been unstable. Earlier in the day, Turkish forces launched two anti-tank guided missiles at the village of al-Jat which is located to the northwest of the town of al-Bab, one of the main strongholds of the SDF.
Tensions between Turkish forces and the SDF continue to grow. However, a serious military confrontation between the two remains highly unlikely.