At least three civilians, farmers, were injured in alleged Turkish shelling of the town of Tel Tamr on May 22, 2022.
North Press Agency reported that three civilians were wounded in Turkish shelling in the vicinity of the town of Tel Tamr. “A military source of Tel Tamr Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that the Turkish shelling on the two villages of al-Gheibish and Tawila led to the injury of three civilians.” North Press Agency also provided the names of the victims: Ayman Ali Al-Ahmad, 25, Luay Khalil Hammad, 20, and Redwan Turki Al-Tukhaimi, 30, who were all hospitalized in the city of Hassakah.
One of the wounded, Luay, told Hawar News that “we returned again to harvest, and when we arrived at the field, shells rained down on us in the field, and we were hit by shrapnel, and other citizens were injured.” Luay also told Gire Sri that they were “heading on board a combine harvester to harvest wheat in a field”. Gire Sri News identified those injured as “3 farmers who were working in harvesting the wheat crop in a field”.
Haval Sedo reported that the three injured farmers were transferred to the Martyr Lykeren Hospital in Tel Tamer district.
Xeber24 added that the shelling occurred in the village of Tawila, Tal Tamr district, adjacent to the M4 international road in Rojava. Haval Sedo added that the artillery shelling caused a fire in the fields of the people in the village of Abush. According to @Rojava_Media, electric distribution centers that supply electricity to Tel Tamer were also bombed, with @SteeleSyAA added that the electricity transfer station was heavily damaged.
All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the shelling to Turkey. Kurdistan24 added that Turkish drones were flying overhead during the bombardment and a tweet from @war_watch_world reported that both artillery and mortar shells were used in the attack.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Tawila (الطويلة), for which the generic coordinates are; 36.650556, 40.271667. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.