More civilians killed due to Turkish aggression on Afrin

Aleppo, SANA- For the ninth day in a row, Turkish forces continued aggression on citizens’ houses, places of worship and archaeological sites in Afrin area and surrounding villages in Aleppo northern countryside.

Local sources told SANA that the Turkish forces bombarded with various kinds of weapons a gathering of the displaced in Qabli village in the vicinity of Afrin city, killing at least 3 civilians and wounding 4 others.

The Turkish forces committed another massacre in Khalil village in Sheikh Hadid area, claiming the lives of a number of civilians and injuring many others, according the sources.

The sources added that the Turkish forces targeted Balbla, al-Maabatli and Hamam in the area of Afrin, killing and injuring a number of civilians, a 75-year elder among them, in addition to causing material damage to properties.

Earlier, the Turkish regime’s forces shelled with different types of weapons and heavy artillery the villages and towns in Jandaris in Afrin area, 63 km to the north of Aleppo City.

The sources indicated that the Turkish aggression led to destroying a number of houses and shops, in addition to destroying Salahuddin al-Ayyubi Mosque and Jandaris cemetery in the southwestern countryside of Afrin city, adding that the aggression also caused huge damage to infrastructure, particularly to the sewage system and water networks and electricity.

The General Directorate for Antiquities and Museums at the Ministry of Culture said that the Turkish aggression on archaeological sites in Afrin area destroyed Ain Dara Temple, one of the most important archaeological buildings as it was built by the Arameans during the first millennium BC.

During the first week of the Turkish aggression, 86 civilians have been killed and 198 civilians have been injured including children, women and elderly, in addition to causing huge material damage to the infrastructure while the movement stopped in the area of Afrin and the surrounding villages due to the heavy shelling.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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