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Turkish Warplanes Attack Kurdish Forces In Northern Aleppo

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Turkish Warplanes Attack Kurdish Forces In Northern Aleppo

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In the afternoon of October 12, Turkish warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern Aleppo countryside.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Huma Rights (SOHR) said that the Turkish airstrikes targeted the town of Umm Hush, southeast of the city of Tell Rifaat.

“There is no information about any human losses so far … Turkish warplanes are still flying over the region,” the monitoring group’s report read.

The targeted region is located south of the occupied area of Afrin. The region is controlled by the YPG and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Several units of the Russian Military Police are also stationed there.

This was the first time the Turkish Air Force bomb the region since the end of Operation Olive Branch in Afrin in March of last year.

A day earlier, Kurdish forces killed at least two Turkish service members in eastern Afrin. The airstrikes were likely a response to the attack.

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