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SEPTEMBER 2020

Turkish Drone Strike Targeted Civilian Factory In Syria’s Al-Qamishli (Video, Photos)

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Late on August 6, a Turkish combat drone targeted electric cables factory in the district of Qanat al-Suis, east of the city of al-Qamishli in northern al-Hasakah.

According to the Hawar News Agency (ANHA), a worker was severely injured in drone strike, which also caused material damage. The targeted factory reportedly employs dozens of locals and provide civilian products only.

“A drone flew over the facility for several hours, then the facility was targeted with a projectile,” Sheikh Zain, a worker in the factory, told the agency.

Photos released by the ANHA indicate that a MAM-L small-diameter laser-guided munition was used in the strike. The munition, which is made by Turkey’s Roketsan, can be launched from TAI Anka and Bayraktar TB2 combat drones.

Turkish Drone Strike Targeted Civilian Factory In Syria’s Al-Qamishli (Video, Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: Hawar News Agency (hawarnews.com)

Turkish Drone Strike Targeted Civilian Factory In Syria’s Al-Qamishli (Video, Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: Hawar News Agency (hawarnews.com)

Turkish Drone Strike Targeted Civilian Factory In Syria’s Al-Qamishli (Video, Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: Hawar News Agency (hawarnews.com)

Turkish Drone Strike Targeted Civilian Factory In Syria’s Al-Qamishli (Video, Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: Hawar News Agency (hawarnews.com)

The Turkish military is intensifying its operations in northeastern Syria. A day earlier, Turkish shelling killed two fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Raqqa.

These attacks are a blatant violation of Turkey’s agreements with the U.S. and Russia on northeastern Syria. Under the agreements, Ankara committed to de-escalate tension in the region.

The SDF is not responding to Turkish attacks on northeastern Syria. Nevertheless, tension is mounting in the region. A serious confrontation between the Kurdish-led group and Turkish forces may soon break out.

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