First Turkish air strikes on Kurdish zone in Syria in 17 months: monitor

The Turkish airforce conducted its first strikes in 17 months against a zone in north Syria held by Kurdish militia on Saturday night, a monitor said. “A Turkish fighter jet has struck military positions of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Saida village in Ain Issa countryside… which caused loud explosions,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. This was the first aerial raid since “Operation Peace Spring”, it added – an October 2019 military campaign launched by Ankara and its Syrian allies against the SDF in northern Syria. That operation, interrupted after two accords nego…

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