Ballistic missile strike kills 1 in northern Syria

Alaturka Politika Haberleri

By Omer Koparan and Ethem Emre Ozcan

AL-BAB, Syria (AA) – One civilian was killed and 18 others wounded when ballistic missiles targeted two separate areas in Aleppo, northern Syria, according to reports from the ground.

Ballistic missiles were fired on Tarhin region of al-Bab district and Al-Hamran region of Jarablus district on the border with Turkey.

There are oil refining facilities operated by primitive methods in the regions where the attacks have taken place. Violent explosions occurred after many tankers in the area caught fire.

All casualties were reported from the attack in Al-Hamran, while no information has yet been provided regarding the casualties in Tarhin.

It is yet to be known who fired the missiles.

The wounded were taken to nearby healthcare facilities and several fire teams were dispatched to the area.

Casualties are feared to rise.

Two civilians were killed and six others wounded when a ballistic missile strike targeted Tarhin on Feb. 9.

Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria on Aug. 24, 2016 to eliminate Daesh/ISIS and other terrorists and help the safe and voluntary return of Syrians to their homes.

The operation lasted 216 days and ended on March 29, 2017. During the operation, more than 2,600 Daesh/ISIS terrorists were killed and 413 terrorists neutralized. Jarablus, Al-Rai, Dabiq, Qabasin, and Al-Bab were all liberated from terrorists.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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