Turkish artillery attack on villages in Khabur River Valley in North and East Syria kills civilian, wounds three members of Assyrian Khabour Guards

TEL TAMR, Syria — Turkish attacks on the predominantly Syriac–Assyrian villages of the Khabur River Valley in North and East Syria continue. According to the the Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulḥoyo Suryoyo, MFS), the Turkish Army and its Syrian National Army (SNA) proxies targeted the villages of Tawila, Mazraat Tal Juma, Tal Shnan, Mahatat al-Abqar, and Qasr Tuma, among others, in the Tel Tamr countryside with heavy weapons on Sunday morning.

In recent days, Turkey has fired over 100 artillery shells at the Khabur. Few residents remain in the villages given Turkey’s routine attacks, but Sunday’s shelling killed one civilian, Hussein Ibrahim Haboush, and injured three members of the Assyrian Khabour Guards.

The leadership of the Assyrian Khabour Guards stated that Turkey continues to violate the ceasefire agreements established in the wake of its October 2019 invasion of the region.