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What is the reality behind "targeting a military vehicle in Marea"?

  Friday 26th April 2019

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Social media pages and accounts reported that members of Assad forces targeted an Euphrates Shield military vehicle on Wednesday, in reference to Turkish-backed FSA factions, near Mare’ city in Aleppo northern countryside.

These reports said the bombardment left some members of these factions killed and others injured in addition to destroying the vehicle they were driving.

Verify-Sy checked the reports; according to field sources, it turned out that the targeting has actually happened, the attack was carried out from a joint Assad regime and People's Protection Units (YPG) held area; the missile targeted a mid-size truck owned by Mr. Zakarya M.A., a Syrian civilian who lives in Shamarekh refugee camp. The attack took place while Mr. Zakarya was coming back from transporting laborers who work at farmlands near Mare’ city.

Civil Defense Center sources in Mare’ denied any fatalities, they also told us the causalities are limited to one injured person.

Clashes between FSA factions and Assad-YPG forces frequently erupt along the frontlines in northern Aleppo.