MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Eight militants from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formations were killed in Turkish airstrikes on al-Hol camp in Al Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, a announced Thursday the SDF.
On Wednesday, the Kurdish ANHA agency reported that the Turkish air force had attacked a camp of prison guards in the territory of al-Hol, and that several militants of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia ) had managed to escape.
“On November 23, the Turkish occupation state launched an attack with fighter jets and drones, targeting the security forces of al-Hol camp and “Jerkin” prison in Qamishlo, which holds the detainees and families of ISIS terrorists, resulting in eight of our fighters being martyred while on duty,” the SDF said in a statement.
On Sunday, Ankara carried out an aerial operation against militant bases of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), groups banned in Turkey, northern Syria and Iraq.
These strikes followed the recent deadly terrorist attacks on Turkish territory. According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, a total of 89 targets were destroyed during the operation. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the operation a success and raised the possibility of carrying out an additional ground operation soon.
The al-Hol camp is mainly controlled by Kurdish militias. According to the United Nations, more than 55,000 family members of IS militants, mostly women and children, live in the camp.