VID: 40 Civilians, 25 YPG Fighters Killed, 110 Injured by Turkey Near Jarablus

Mon Aug 29, 2016 09:37:45

In Turkish airstrikes and artilleries attacks on two villages near Jerablus, 40 civilian killed and more than 110 others wounded.

Also Turkish Army killed 25 Kurdish YPG fighters calling them Terrorist.

On Sunday, Turkish forces ramped up their offensive, with Turkish warplanes and artillery pounding areas held by pro-Kurdish forces close to Jarablus liberated from ISIS this week.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday to devote equal energy to combatting Islamic State terrorists and Syrian Kurdish fighters, on the fifth day of a major offensive that has left dozens dead.

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 40 civilians were killed in strikes on two areas in Jarabulus, the first report of significant civilian casualties since the start of operation “Euphrates Shield.”

At least 110 others injured in the attacks.

Also as part of ongoing Turkish military operations in northern Syria, two US-backed groups on opposing sides of the operation have clashed near the city of Jarabulus in northern Aleppo province.

Jaysh al Tahrir, a rebel group that operates under the flag of the Free Syrian Army and has received several TOW anti-tank missiles from the US, claims to have captured two villages from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) south of Jarabulus.

The SDF has received considerable US-support, including airstrikes and special operations forces embedded within the group, Long War Journal reports.


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