13 Feb '16, 9pm

Turkey strikes Kurd, government forces in Syria, mulls ground attack

Turkey strikes Kurd, government forces in Syria, mulls ground attack

ISTANBUL: Turkey's military hit Kurdish and Syrian government targets on Saturday (Feb 13)in the northern province of Aleppo, a state-run news agency reported, as Ankara mulled joint ground assault with Saudi troops. Anatolia, quoting a military source, said the armed forces shelled Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) targets around the town of Azaz, and also responded to government fire on a Turkish military guard post in Turkey's southern Hatay region. There were no further details on the nature of the Turkish strikes but they probably involved artillery fire from tanks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Minnigh airbase, recently taken by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia from Islamist rebels, was hit in the Turkish shelling. Ankara considers the PYD and its YPG militia to be branches of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has wag...

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