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Turkish forces shell Ras al-Ain with internationally prohibited phosphorus after violent clashes

Local sources revealed to the "Syrian Documentation Center" that Turkish forces used phosphorus bombs, that are internationally prohibited, bombing the city of Ras al-Ain, northwest of Al-Hasakah near the Syrian-Turkish border.

The sources said that the city witnessed during the past hours the most violent battles of its kind
between the Turkish army forces and armed factions supported by Turkey on one hand, and the
forces of Kurdish factions on the other.

The clashes erupted between the two sides through 3 axes in the city, amid continued aerial
bombardment on different areas inside Ras al-Ain, where the source explained that the Turkish
forces renewed the attack on the city from the axis of the industrial zone east of the city, in
conjunction with two other attacks on the axes of Al-Hourani neighborhood in the north and
Tal Halaf road south of the city, with artillery shelling escalating along the three axes.

This came in light of the continuation of the Turkish military operation, which began its offensive
attack a week ago targeting the cities of Ras al-Ain north of al-Hasakah and Tal Abyad north of
Raqqa, as the first major targets, while Turkish forces and Turkish-backed factions were able to
control a number of villages in the countryside of Ras al-Ain, without being able to control the city
even it’s the eighth day of the operation, despite the launch of several offensive attempts supported
by airstrikes and heavy artillery to control the city.

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