Turkey continues its drone war in northern Syria

A member of the Tal Tamr Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was killed by a Turkish drone strike in Tal Jumaa on Thursday.

Areas east of the Euphrates have seen an increase in Turkish drone attacks, which have killed prominent leaders and fighters of the People’s Defense Units.

This new development comes after the Tehran summit between Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin, Iranian Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Observers say Turkey is following a new strategy to weaken the SDF after failing to secure international support that would allow it to carry out a military operation in northern Syria.

They felt that the Turkish escalation came after the Tehran summit, where Turkey may have gotten the green light from Russia and Iran to weaken the SDF by targeting its leaders instead of launching the operation military effort to establish safe zones 30 kilometers inside Syrian territory south of the Turkish border.

On July 24, Turkey announced the murder of the commander of military operations in Ain al-Arab, and a week later the intelligence services announced the death of Arhan Arman, a member of the Executive Council in Ain al-Arab.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Turkish armed drones killed at least ten SDF fighters, including prominent leaders.

The Observatory reported 43 attacks by Turkish drones in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and Northeast Syria.

Since the beginning of the year, 35 soldiers and one civilian have been killed and 80 others injured.

Turkish forces and Syrian National Army (SNA) factions shelled SDF locations in al-Hasakah, where several artillery shells fell on the village of Tawila in Tal Tamr.

Turkey’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that it had eliminated two SDF members who were about to launch an attack on the Spring of Peace area, controlled by Ankara and its loyal factions in the northeast. of Syria.

The statement said that the Turkish army continues its preventive operations against terrorists in northern Syria.

Syrian regime forces directly targeted a vehicle of Turkish troops on the Efes axis in the eastern countryside of Idlib. They shelled the surroundings of the village of Maklabis in the western countryside of Aleppo, coinciding with the overflight of a Russian warplane in the de-escalation zone in northwest Syria.

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