08/02/2021

Syriac Military Council thwarts Turkish-proxy attack on villages near Tel Tamr in North and East Syria

TEL TAMR, Syria — The Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulḥoyo Suryoyo, MFS) thwarted an attack on the village of Timar (Umm al-Keif), in the countryside of Tel Tamr, by the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA).

The predominantly Assyrian town of Tel Tamr is located in the Khabur River Valley of North and East Syria.

The SNA attack was launched from the occupied village of Qasimiyah.

According to sources in the area, a number of SNA fighters were wounded in the failed attack.

Some 40 villages in the northwestern countryside of Tal Tamr have suffered repeated bombardment by Turkish and Turkish-backed forces. Large swaths of the region have repeatedly lost electricity when powerlines are cut by shelling or the Dardara power station which services the area is targeted.

Residents of Kozliya and Tel Laban villages, which are located southwest of Tel Tamr along the M4 highway have suffered from deliberate blackouts caused SNA fighters positioned in Arbaeen village, adjacent to Kozliya.