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Turkey: Army kills up to 200 YPG fighters in Aleppo

Turkish fighter jets strike People’s Protection Units in northern Syrian city as intense battle continues.

Turkey entered the Syrian war to try and remove ISIL from its border [Reuters]

Turkey entered the Syrian war to try and remove ISIL from its border [Reuters]

The Turkish military said its fighter jets hit Syrian Kurdish targets in northern Syria, and killed up to 200 fighters, according to state media.

The jets hit 18 targets in Maarrat Umm Hawsh, a region north of the city of Aleppo, the official news agency Anadolu said.

Quoting the army, the report claimed that between 160 and 200 fighters from the YPG, the People’s Protection Units, were killed in the raids on Wednesday night.

A Syrian-Kurdish forces leader, however, said that while Turkish jets and artillery were attacking, no more than 10 fighters had been killed so far.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said at least nine YPG fighters were confirmed killed and 26 people were injured in some 20 raids.

 

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