Middle East10:34 20.01.2018(updated 10:56 20.01.2018) Get short URL
The Turkish Armed Forces have launched news airstrikes on Kurds militia in Syria, the statement issued by the Turkish military said Saturday.
Turkey has been threatening to launch an operation in Afrin since last week after the US announced its decision to start training a border protection force composed of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), affiliated with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), considered to be a terrorist group by Turkey. The day before, the operation de facto started.
Later on, it was reported that the Turkish Armed Forces had shelled the YPG in Afrin, reportedly covering seven settlement, allegedly causing civilian casualties, with a 6-year old child among wounded.
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