A number of civilians were wounded in an alleged Turkish shelling of Mirkan, Syria, according to sources on the ground.
Hawar News reported: “The Turkish occupation army shelled the center of the area of Mabata and the village of Mircan. It used heavy artillery and missiles, and according to preliminary information, there are wounded civilians.”
IC Afrin said that initial information from local sources indicated that there were “many civilian casualties”.
The Military Council for the city of Manbij and countryside reported that “on the outskirts of Mirkan village, indiscriminate shelling continued with heavy weapons and targeted civilians directly. Many of them were wounded in the shelling”.
Other sources also reported Turkish artillery shelling.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Mirkan, Afrin (ميركان), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.5375, 36.713889. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.