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Syria crisis: Turkish air strike kills pro-govt gunmen


Beirut, Mar 2: Syrian activists say the Turkish air force has hit two positions of pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of fighters.

File photo of devastation in Syria due to ongoing conflict

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the air strikes took place late yesterday in the village of Jamaa and killed 17 fighters of the force known as the Popular Forces.

The main Kurdish militia in Syria, known as YPG, confirmed the attack in a statement, saying the air strikes killed and wounded several fighters Turkey's military said Turkish-made ATAK helicopters struck a region in western Afrin, killing nine "terrorists."

It did not provide further details and it was not clear if the air strikes were in retaliation for the deaths of eight Turkish soldiers killed there yesterday.


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