Late on August 1, the Turkish military and its proxies shelling the outskirt of the town of Ain Issa in the northern Raqqa countryside.
A military source in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told the North Press Agency that three children were injured in the shelling. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the children sustained “varying wounds.”
Turkish forces renewed their shelling on the SDF-held part of northeast Syria in the morning of August 2. The shelling targeted the villages of Dad Abdul, Tell Harmel, al-Nwiyhat and Khadrawi near the town of Tell Tamr in the northern al-Hasakah countryside. No losses were reported.
The motive behind the Turkish shelling is clear. The SDF launched few attacks from the targeted areas during the last few months, according to Turkish claims.
The Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Military Police maintain a fairly large military presence near Ain Issa and Tell Tamir.
The Turkish shelling violates two “de-escalation” agreements Ankara signed with both Moscow and Washington last year. These provocations are destabilizing northeast Syria and harming civilians in the region.