Three Syrian soldiers killed in Turkish aggression on Al-Hasakah
In another Turkish attack on Syria, three soldiers were killed and several were injured in Al-Hasakah.
Sputnik reported, citing local sources, that three Syrian soldiers were killed in airstrikes carried out by Turkey in the northern Syrian province of Al-Hasakah.
"Three Syrian Arab Army soldiers were killed and several were wounded in Turkish airstrikes on a number of villages in the Al-Hasakah province," the source said as quoted by Sputnik.
Syria's Defense Ministry, for its part, confirmed media reports, adding that there were losses among Syrian military personnel as a result of Ankara's airstrikes in Aleppo and Al-Hasakah provinces.
Turkey has launched Operation Claw-Sword with air raids targeting the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in both Iraq and Syria according, to Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, while Al Mayadeen's sources noted attacks against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as well.
Furthermore, Akar said "Terrorists' shelters, bunkers, and caves were cracked down,” adding "The claws of our Turkish armed forces were once again on the top of the terrorists."
In a related context, Turkey carried out air raids targeting sites of SDF militants in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
The Turkish warplanes also targeted an SDF site in Khafiyyat Al-Salem silos, west of Ain Issa district, north of Raqqa.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Syria reported that a Turkish military convoy entered the northern countryside of Aleppo, after Turkish raids on SDF positions in the countryside of Aleppo and Raqqa, while our correspondent in Iraq said that the strikes launched by Turkey this morning targeted regions in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil.
For its part, the SDF accused Turkey, on Saturday night, of launching airstrikes on the city of Ayn al-Arab. The raids come days after Ankara accused the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) of being behind the Istanbul attack.