Two northeast Syria officials killed in Turkish airstrike

Two northeast Syria officials killed in Turkish airstrike
Turkey continues to strike the Kurdish-led administration of northeast Syria and its forces, killing two officials on Tuesday.
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28 September, 2022
The Turkish drone targeted the vehicle as it carried officials close to the city of Qamishli [Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty]

The Kurdish-led administration of northeast Syria has said two of its officials were killed in Turkish airstrikes near the city of Qamishli on Tuesday.

A Turkish drone targeted a vehicle the officials were travelling in while at a junction in the Deir Jamal village, east of the city of Qamishli, killing the two officials.

The administration named the two killed as Yilmaz Rasho and Zeinab Sarukhan, co-chairs of its Office of Justice and Reform.

Tuesday's airstrike comes a day after another Turkish drone attack targeted a warehouse belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern Syria district of Ain Al-Arab, known in Kurdish as Kobani.

Casualties were reported but not confirmed.

The Turkish army on Monday killed Mehmet Akyol, a leader of the People's Protection Units (YPG) that makes up a large part of the SDF.

Turkey considers the YPG to be the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a Kurdish armed group that has waged an insurgency against Turkish forces for decades.

Ankara has listed the PKK and the YPG as terrorist organisations.