Saturday June 12, 2021
The hospital was also attacked
Missiles kill 16 in northern Syria
Rocket attacks have taken place along the Syrian-Turkish border. According to the Syrian Laboratory for Human Rights, a residential area in the city of Afrin has been affected. Since there are so many fighting factions in the region, it is difficult to determine who is responsible.
Activists say at least 16 people have been killed in rocket attacks on residential areas and a hospital in northern Syria. One of them is a doctor and three are hospital staff, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Many were injured and some were seriously injured. Activists did not give the exact number. According to eyewitnesses, the victims included children. The bomber struck shortly after noon in the town of Afrin, northwest of Aleppo.
Activists say rockets were fired from areas where Syrian regime forces and Kurdish militants are present. The Kurdish region around Afrin is controlled by Turkey. Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels marched into northern Syria in 2018 and Kurdish militants captured areas occupied by OPG.
In the past, there have been several attacks in the region. Turkey blames OPG for this. Ankara is fighting the militants as a faction of the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have denied any involvement in the recent attacks, according to a statement.