Nine Civilians Dead in Turkish Airstrikes in Syria Along with Journalists

Nine Civilians Dead in Turkish Airstrikes in Syria Along with Journalists

Recent airstrikes from Turkey reportedly targeted civilians and a group of foreign reporters within the Syrian border city of Ras al-Ayn, based on monitoring groups and Syrian Kurdish officials.

The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights mentioned the airstrike killed a minimum of nine people, including five civilians on Sunday, while other reports claimed that the convoy included foreign journalists, based on the newspaper.

A spokesman for the Kurdish forces put the death toll at 11 killed and more than 74 injured; however, it was not instantly clear how many were civilians.

The news channel reported that at least one journalist was also among the dead, whereas two French reporters had also been injured in the attack. The nationality of the slain journalist was not instantly confirmed.

French reporter Stephanie Perez stated on social media by post that she as on the convoy with Kurdish civilians when the airstrikes hit.

“Our team is fine; however, some colleagues are dead,” she wrote in the post.

News confirmed that one of their journalists was killed within the airstrike, while the northern Syria-based North Press Agency (NPA) reported one of its journalists – named by the agency as Delsoz Yousef was among the injured.

Pictures of the attack confirmed bodies and severed limbs strewn on the street. Some of those killed seemed to be carrying weapons. Activists mentioned the gunmen have been guarding the convoy.

Winifred Gerald

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