Turkish strikes in Zalin countryside kills several, Administration of North and East Syria denounces international silence of continued Turkish attacks

ZALIN, Syria — Turkey launched targeted attacks on three cars and a service facility in the Zalin (Qamishli) countryside, leading to casualties, as confirmed by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria officials in Gozarto (Jazira) Region. The officials condemned the attacks and criticized the international silence on the matter.

Continuing its aggressive actions in North and East Syria, Turkey employed drones to bomb three cars in different areas of the Zalin countryside. One car was near the village of Shurak, another near a gas station in Tal Maarouf, and a third in the village of Tal Eid.

Wednesday morning saw an attack on a service facility in Rmelan, east of Zalin, resulting in the injury of two civilians. The assaults left two dead and five injured, according to AANES.

In a statement, AANES emphasized that the attacks aim to destabilize the region and undermine efforts to eliminate the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS), especially following recent successful operations by the anti-terrorism units of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Labeling the targeting of service facilities and infrastructure as war crimes, the statement claimed the motivation for the attacks is to obstruct the work of AANES in providing services and improving the overall service landscape.

Condemning the Turkish aggressive and violent policies, AANES criticized the international community for its silence on the continued Turkish attacks. The statement called on the people of the region to unite, remain cohesive, resist, and protect their hard-won gains to uphold the democratic project, end the occupation, and combat terrorism.