Sunday, February 14, 2016
'Sometimes NATO Ally' Turkey kills 29 Kurdish fighters with artillery strikes in Syria.
'Sometimes NATO Ally' Turkey kills 29 Kurdish fighters with artillery strikes in Syria. (Hln). [Google translated].
The Turkish army has killed with his artillery attacks 29 Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
The victims were in the district of Azaz, in northern Aleppo province, as the Turkish Anadolu news agency reported today on the basis of a leader of the Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Sham.
According to the rebel leader there were ten victims in the city Minnigh, near a military airport. In addition, twelve deaths also fell in Maranas and seven in Mary Amin.
Earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have reported that at least two members of the organization led by the Kurds Democratic Forces of Syria (DFS) were killed in the bombing.
There was also talk of seven wounded DFS fighters. The Kurdish news agency Hawar reported two killed fighters. DFS is a coalition of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which controls large parts of northern Syria, with other groups, including Arab fighters.
YPG fighting in the region against fighters from the jihadist terror group Islamic State (IS). It receives support from both the West and Russia, but Turkey wants to prevent the Kurds get the full Syrian border under control. The Kurds have been establishing self-government in large parts of the area.