Syrian group says Turkey mounts air strike south of border

August 27, 2016 13:13

BEIRUT - Turkish warplanes struck civilian homes and positions held by a group allied to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance in a village south of Jarablus on Saturday, the group said in a statement.

The Jarablus Military Council, part of the Kurdish-backed SDF, said the attack on the village of al-Amarna caused civilian casualties and called it "a dangerous escalation that threatens the fate of the region".There was no immediate comment from Turkish officials.

A Reuters witness saw unidentified warplanes flying over the border region into Syria from Turkey early on Saturday morning, followed by the sound of explosions.

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