Turks patrolling northeast Syria ran over, killed man

A Turkish military vehicle on patrol in northern Syria with Russian military police ran over a young man, killing him, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who said they are holding Russia responsible for the man’s “murder” within the so-called safe zone.

Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF’s press office, identified the young man as Sarkhuabun from the village of Til Jamal. He was run over by a Turkish armoured vehicle that was on patrol with Russian forces near Malikiya [Derik], a town about five kilometres from the Turkish border in the northeastern corner of Syria.

“We hold Russia, who claimed the region would be safer without the SDF and with joint patrols, responsible for this murder,” Bali tweeted.