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Turkish Drone Strikes Injure Several Civilians, SDF Fighters In Northeast Syria (Video)

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Five Syrian civilians were injured when a Turkish unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) targeted their car near the town of Ain Issa in the northern Raqqa countryside.

The incident, which took place in the morning of October 25, was reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The UK-based monitoring group revealed the victims were an entire family, the parents and their three children.

“The mother was severely injured, she is a coma now,” the SOHR’s report reads.

Late on October 24, a Turkish UCAV targeted a position of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern al-Hasakah countryside. At least three fighters of the Kurdish-led group were injured as a result.

It’s still unclear if Turkey’s agreements with Russia and the U.S. allow it to conduct airstrikes against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.

The airstrikes appear to be an attempt by Ankara to force Kurdish fighters to withdraw from the 30 km deep “safe-zone” along its border. Both Moscow and Washington are supporting the establishment of the zone.

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