Since the beginning of the Turkish/Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacks in northeastern Syria, drones have been used to attack the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), civilians, ambulances, and medical convoys. Free Burma Rangers a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working to bring help, hope and love to people in the conflict areas are in Syria attempting to perform their humanitarian mission under such attacks.
FBR vehicles have also come under attack from drones and Zau Seng, our Kachin medic/videographer, was killed when a drone strike hit seven meters behind us on Nov. 3.
The missiles fired from these Turkish drones and their capabilities are on par with U.S. Predator drones and have been terrorizing the skies since the attacks began in October. Highly effective weapons, they fly constantly in support of the Free Syrian Army, Turkey’s proxy force. One round from a drone obliterated a Humvee, shattering the vehicle and killing everyone inside it. Five ambulances have been hit by drones. The SDF and other groups have no defenses against the drones.
For the FBR, these drones have often stymied or slowed their rescue attempts to the extent that people have died before they could get to them.
A few days ago the FBR released a video of their efforts in rescues in Ein Issa on 23 November, 2019, after Turkish drones rained death on civilians and fighters alike.
After Turkish drone strikes on Nov. 23, the team went to rescue those wounded and killed in the attack.
Gepostet von Free Burma Rangers am Sonntag, 1. Dezember 2019
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