Syria Strongly Condemns Turkey's Aggression on Afrin

DAMASCUS– Syria strongly condemned the Turkish aggression on the city of Afrin, calling on the international community to take steps to stop it immediately.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Saturday that the Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns the flagrant Turkish aggression on the city of Afrin, which is an integral part of Syrian territory, stressing that this aggression is the most recent in a series of Turkish transgressions against Syrian sovereignty, SANA reported.

 The source affirmed that Syria refutes the claims made by Turkey about it being notified of this military operation, saying that these claims are part of the series of lies that the Turkish government continues to spout.

The source concluded by saying that Syria demands that the international community condemn this aggression and take the necessary steps to stop it immediately.

Turkey shells villages and towns in Aleppo and Haska countryside

The Turkish army forces perpetrated a new transgression against Syrian sovereignty by shelling with various types of weapons a number of villages and towns in the provinces of Aleppo and Hasaka, injuring 7 civilians and causing considerable damage to houses.

Local sources in Afrin area in Aleppo’s northern countryside told SANA that Turkish forces targeted with various types of weapons villages and towns in Afrin area, injuring 7 civilians including 2 children, in addition to causing material damage.

In Hasaka countryside, local sources said that Turkish forces fired artillery and tank shells at Kharab Rashk village near al-Malikiye town northeast of Hasaka, causing material damage and killing cattle