BEIRUT (AP) — A Turkish navy automobile ran over a girl and a baby in a northern Syrian city on Monday, killing them immediately and sparking protests by locals, opposition activists mentioned.
The obvious accident occurred within the city of Atareb west of the northern metropolis of Aleppo as two armored autos drove by means of the city, the activists mentioned. Afterward, offended residents pelted the autos with stones as they drove slowly within the city positioned about 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the Turkish border, they mentioned.
Residents in northern Syria steadily complain in regards to the aggressive manner during which Turkish convoys drive by means of their cities and villages.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition struggle monitor, mentioned members of a insurgent group in Atareb protected the Turkish troopers from the protesters and took them to a close-by police station.
There was no instant remark from Turkish officers.
The Observatory mentioned a Turkish convoy killed a woman in early November close to the city of Ras al-Ayn including that they drove away with out serving to the woman.
Turkey has troops deployed in northern Syria after Ankara carried out three main incursions into the war-torn nation since 2016. Turkey has navy posts in numerous elements of Syria’s north that borders Turkey.