12/02/2021

Heavy Turkish shelling damages houses in villages outside of Tel Tamr in North and East Syria

TEL TAMR, Syria — Heavy Turkish bombardment of Talla and Dashisha villages outside Tel Tamr in the Khabur River Valley in North and East Syria left several homes greatly damaged on Friday.

The predominantly Assyrian town of Tel Tamr has been under near constant pressure from Turkey and the SNA since they invaded the region in October 2019.

There has been a cautious calm over this part of the frontline, with Ayn Issa being the current focus of Turkish and SNA attacks in recent weeks. However, on Sunday, the MFS repelled an attack on the village of Timar (Umm al-Keif). The villages of Taweela and Tel Karabet have been targeted with heavy artillery from Turkish occupied Wakaa village in conjunction with the 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.

Damage to houses in Talla and Dashisha villages outside Tel Tamr in North and East Syria caused by Turkish artillery on 12 February 2021. (Image: Vedeng)
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