Turkey escalates drone strikes on Rojava


A Turkish drone strike on July 22 targeted┬áthree members┬áof the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) who were driving in a vehicle near the northeast Syrian town of┬áQamishli. All three women were killed, and several passers-by injured by shrapnel.┬áThe Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) said that it was the second drone strike on territory of the Kurdish-led┬áAutonomous Administration in North┬á& East┬áSyria (AANES) in the past 48 hours. The┬áYPJ is the women’s wing of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the territorial defense force of the┬áautonomous zone, in the region known to the Kurds as Rojava. Turkey has carried out repeated drone strikes on targets within AANES territory this year, amid apparent preparations for a new military incursion into the autonomous┬ázone.

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  1. Turkish drone kills two Kurdish officials in Qamishli

    A Turkish drone strike hit a People’s Protection Units (YPG) vehicle in Syria’s northeastern town of Qamishli on June 20, killing two local officials, regional authorities announced. (Kurdistan24)