Turkish Forces Shell SDF Positions in Northeast Hasakah

Artillery of opposition factions in the Idlib region (SOHR)
Artillery of opposition factions in the Idlib region (SOHR)
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Turkish Forces Shell SDF Positions in Northeast Hasakah

Artillery of opposition factions in the Idlib region (SOHR)
Artillery of opposition factions in the Idlib region (SOHR)

Turkish forces shelled an SDF position in Sarmasakh village in Al-Malkiya countryside north east Hasakah, causing material damages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

Tuesday’s shelling comes in light of the alarming calm that has prevailed for weeks in SDF-held areas in northern and eastern Syria.

On February 27, SOHR said a female shepherd was injured in her foot with a gunshot fired by the Turkish forces and their proxy in the outskirts of Al-Dardarah village in Tel Tamer countryside north-west of the province.

Meanwhile, factions of “Al-Fath Al-Mubin” operation room fired heavy artillery shells on regime positions in Tela Abo Ali northern of Lattakia and the frontline of Joban village eastern of Idlib, leaving no casualties, the Observatory said.

In retaliation, regime forces fired heavy artillery shells on the vicinity of Maarat Alya eastern of Idlib, the vicinity of Al-Nairab town in eastern Idlib countryside, the vicinity of Ma’rat Al-Naasan town in north eastern Idlib countryside and the vicinity of Al-Ruwaiha town southern of Idlib. Also no casualties were reported.

On March 20, factions of “Al-Fath Al-Mubin” operations room fired heavy artillery shells on positions of regime forces on the 46th Regiment frontline in the western countryside of Aleppo in “Putin-Erdogan” area.



Palestinian Authority at Risk of Collapse, Norway Says

Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)
Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)
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Palestinian Authority at Risk of Collapse, Norway Says

Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)
Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)

The Palestinian Authority could collapse in the coming months, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said on Monday, citing a lack of funding, continuing violence and the fact that half a million Palestinians are not allowed to work in Israel.

"The situation is extremely dire. The Palestinian Authority, with whom we work closely, are warning us that they might be collapsing this summer," Barth Eide told Reuters.

"If it collapses, you could end up having another Gaza, which would be terrible for everybody, including the people of Israel," he added.

Norway chairs the international donor group to the Palestinians and is a backer of the PA.