Turkish Forces Opened Fire At Civilian Traveling On M4 Highway In Northeast Syria

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On August 2, Turkish forces opened fire, once again, at civilians traveling on the M4 highway in Syria’s northeastern region.

According to the Hawar News Agency, the incident took place near the town of Hushana, which is located between the towns of Ain Issa, in the northern Raqqa countryside, and Jalbiyah ,in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo.

As a result of the Turkish attack, civilian Abdul Qadir al-Nabi Ibrahem, 43, was injured. He sustained light wounds in his left leg.

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This was the third Turkish attack on civilians traveling on the M4 since its reopening last May. On July 5, a truck moving on the highway was targeted with a shell, which wounded the driver. On July 22, another truck was attacked. The driver was also injured.

The Russian Military Police reopen the M4, which links al-Hasakah with Raqqa and Aleppo, after coordinating with the Turkish military, the Syrian Arab Army and the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Turkish forces carried out a series of attacks in northeast Syria over the last 24 hours. Late on August 1, three children were injured in Turkish shelling on northern Raqqa.

The repeated attacks by Turkish forces could lead to a new escalation in northeast Syria, where millions are living in bad humanitarian conditions. Turkey committed to de-escalate tension in the region in two separate agreements with Russia and the U.S. last year.