Dignitaries in the town of Qamishli in rural al-Hasaka demanded that the PYD militia withdraw from the border town and stop firing shells at Turkish territory from inside the town.
In a statement on Friday, the dignitaries said that if the PYD militia continued with these acts, civilians would be forced to flee the town. “Let the town live in peace and stop the firing of shells from amongst civilian homes. Go to the border or to areas where there are clashes!”
The statement added that people of Qamishli began to leave the town after they saw the PYD militia firing shells on the Turkish territory. It pointed out that civilians are staying in out the open or in schools in the villages of Aweja and Rashwaniya.
Reuters on Thursday said that the PYD militia fired shells on the Turkish town of Akçakale opposite the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, killing two Turkish civilians and a Syrian child as well as wounding more than 50 others. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)