Turkish shells kill six Kurdish force members in Syria

September 8, 2016 10:04

Turkish army shelling killed six members of the Kurdish security forces in an area of northwestern Syria controlled by Kurdish groups overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The Afrin region of northwestern Syria is controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia which holds swathes of northern Syria.

Turkey last month launched an incursion into northern Syria in an area some 100 km (60 miles) east of Afrin to stop further expansion of YPG territory and to drive the jihadist group Islamic State from the border.

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