Local media reported a missile attack on Azaz in northwestern Syria killed five civilians and injured five others on Tuesday.
The missile attack was launched from areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces. It targeted the public park in the centre of the city of Azaz, as well as the famous city market.
The White Helmets said on Twitter, “missile strikes from areas controlled by regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces targeted a popular market and residential areas of Azaz.”
According to an AFP report, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a child was among the dead in the attack, which targeted a market in the city.
With successive Syrian Democratic Forces missile attacks on northern Syria, schools suspended operations in Jarabulus and Tal Abyad on Tuesday until further notice due to the attacks.
The Turkish air force launched a series of airstrikes on Sunday, targeting sites of Kurdish forces Ankara calls ‘terrorists’ in northern Syria, killing nearly 40 people. , according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
These missile attacks came after Turkish drone and warplane attacks on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria recently, when Turkey and the People’s Protection Units stepped up their mutual strikes, which resulted in the death of several civilians. on both sides of the border.
Since 2011, Syria has been the scene of a bloody conflict that has killed around half a million people, caused massive destruction of infrastructure and productive sectors and led to the displacement of millions of people inside and outside Syria. outside the country.