Turkish Drone Strike Reported in East Syria, Three Killed

Attack targeted cars near Qamishili

A Turkish drone strike destroyed a car in a residential area near Qamishili on Friday, killing at least three people and causing more injuries. Exact details are still emerging.

The Syria Observatory for Human Rights reported this as the fourth Turkish drone strike in the area in the past two days. The attacks seem to be targeting cars, but it’s not 100% clear why.

The area is under at least partial control of the Kurdish YPG, so it’s possible their members are being targeted. That would be in keeping with Turkish policies.

This isn’t an area being directly attacked by the Turkish military, but Turkey is hostile to Kurdish groups across Syria and Iraq, and will attack them fairly often even if it’s not part of a bigger campaign.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.