VIDEO Shows Turkey Shelling Kurdish Area Near Aleppo for 3rd Day

Sat Oct 22, 2016 15:28:18

Turkey continued to shell Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria on Friday.

A video uploaded by the Hawar News Agency shows smoke rising near homes and paddocks in the Afrin district, in Aleppo province.

A Syria monitoring group and a senior Kurdish commander said Turkish forces had kept up their bombing of areas controlled by Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria for the third straight day.

Commander Mahmoud Barkhadan of the main Syrian Kurdish militia, the People's Protection Units, or YPG, told The Associated Press that there were no airstrikes on Friday, but artillery and rockets continued to strike their areas in northern Aleppo.

He said one fighter was killed.

Afrin is a district as well as a city in northern Syria. As a district of the Syrian Arab Republic, it is part of the Aleppo Governorate.


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