17 civilians killed by Turkish shelling in northeastern Syria

Turkish forces on Thursday targeted Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in Ain Issa in the city of Ar Raqqah. (File photo: AP)

At least seventeen civilians have been killed  after Turkish forces shelled towns and cities in northeastern Syria, an Al Arabiya correspondent said.

Three civilians were killed on Thursday when Turkish forces bombarded a convoy of vehicles taking residents of the northern city of Raqqa to a border town, the Syrian Democratic Forces said.

The Kurdish Hawar news agency said the Thursday's attack on the road leading to the border town of Tal Abyad killed three people and wounded several others.

Turkish troops have been bombarding the town of Tal Abyad since the start of their ground offensive against Kurdish forces on Wednesday.

Turkey's military offensive on northeastern Syria has displaced more than 60,000 people in less than a day, a war monitor said Thursday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said large number of residents from the border areas of Ras al-Ain, Tal Abyad and Derbasiyeh had fled their homes, mostly east towards the city of Hasakeh.

Turkish forces on Thursday also targeted SDF positions in Ain Issa in the city of Ar Raqqah, the Syrian regime's media sources reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Turkey's forces took control on Thursday of a village east of the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad.

An Al Arabiya correspondent reported that pro-Turkish Syrian forces claimed control on Thursday of the Karagoule village west of Tel Abyad.

(With Agencies)

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