Turkish Assault on NES Humanitarian Infrastructure: October 2023, Update Report

Update on Turkey’s ongoing wave of airstrikes against humanitarian infrastructure in Kurdish-led North and East Syria is attached, with list and map of all strikes and targets, plus data, comment and background.


-Erdogan declares the end of the “first phase” of the Turkish operation against NES, although attacks are expected to continue
– Attacks have killed 48. 29 members of the Asayish (internal security forces) were killed in 3 airstrikes on an Asayish training academy
– October 9th marked 4 years since Turkey’s invasion and subsequent occupation of the ‘M4 Strip’ in NES (Sere Kaniye and Tel Abyad); in a press conference, the AANES emphasized that the current Turkish bombardments are part of a long process of ongoing attacks.
– Infrastructure for electricity, water, cooking gas, and oil is completely destroyed across the region
– Rojava Information Center available to provide on-the-ground comment, plus photos and videos from airstrike sites and contact to political representatives and humanitarian personnel for comment

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