Turkish warplanes strike pro-Syrian forces killing 36

Turkish warplanes strike pro-Syrian forces killing 36
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Beirut: Turkish warplanes have hit the pro-Syrian government forces on Saturday in Syria’s Afrin region. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 36 have been killed in the operation that started in January. The pro-Syrian forces had entered the northwest region of Syria last week supporting the Kurdish YPG militia.

Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist group and says YPG is an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). On the other hand, the YPG denies links with the organisation.

As per a report by Reuters, the Syrian Observatory said that it was the third time in the last 48 hours, that the Turkish warplanes hit the forces in Kafr Jina of Afrin. The Observatory said the Turkish army was in control of about 70 percent of the town.

Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, said that the Turkish forces had taken a hold of the town of Rajo from militants.