Turkish occupation bombs countryside of Ayn Issa, Tal Tamr, and Talo Heworo; introduce Turkish language courses in Talo Heworo

TAL TAMR, Syria – Yesterday evening, Turkey and the Syrian National Army (SNA), a collection of militias, including several espousing Islamist ideologies, formed and funded by Turkey, bombed the vicinity of Ayn Issa camp and the M4 highway in the Raqqa countryside, in addition to the countryside of Tal Tamr and Talo Heworo (Tal Abyad).

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Turkish artillery shells landed in the vicinity of Ayn Issa camp and the M4 highway in the northern countryside of Raqqa city. No casualties were reported.

Meanwhile, the SNA targeted the village of Sulaibi, west of Talo Heworo, with heavy artillery.

The village of Timar (Umm al-Keif) north of the town of Tal Tamr, which has witnessed routine bombardment by Turkey and its proxies, was targeted with mortars.

Turkey and the SNA continue their policy of aggression against the people and cultures of North and East Syria, aiming at demographic change in the region. Yesterday, it was announced that Turkish language courses would be given in Talo Heworo. Syriac and Kurdish are no longer taught in the areas under Turkish occupation.

Turkey and the SNA have occupied Talo Heworo, Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn), and the surrounding countryside since its invasion of the territory on 9 October 2019. The Turkish invasion displaced an estimate 300,000 Syriacs, Arabs, and Kurds from their homes.