Syria shells Turkish factions, Turkey targets Kurds – report

The Syrian military fired two rockets aimed at the vicinity of a Turkish base in Deir Samaan in western Aleppo and on the outskirts of the Al-Qatourah village as fighting in the region intensified, the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

The attack did not kill or injure anyone, the SOHR said.   

There has been an ongoing military escalation in the Aleppo area, particularly by the Syrian regime and allied groups, Asharq Al-Awsat said on Tuesday. Over 70 rockets and artillery shells hit areas in Fulayfel, Bayannin, Al-Bara, Al-Fatirah and Safohn in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in the western countryside of Aleppo, the newspaper said.

Al-Fath Al-Mubin, a pro-Turkey faction, shelled regime positions south of Idlib and north of Latakia, it said.

Meanwhile, Turkish forces fired 58 artillery shells on Sunday on several villages in the northern countryside of Aleppo, which resulted in the injury of two regime soldiers, Asharq Al-Awsat said. They have targeted villages in Aleppo’s northern countryside with over 74 shells in the past 48 hours, it said.

Syrian regime forces retaliated, targeting the Mkalbis village in the western countryside of Aleppo, where Syrian National Army factions and Turkish forces are stationed, the newspaper said.

Fifteen Kurdish militants, including two senior leaders, have been neutralised, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Monday.

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